Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A preparation of powdered freestone, sawdust, or the like combined with a binding medium, used to cover defects and repair holes in stone, woodwork, etc.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From French badigeon, of unknown origin.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.