Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A (typically young) male assistant who carries a bag or bags for someone; (now especially) an assistant in a supermarket or other shop who helps customers to pack and carry their purchases.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Morning Post & Daily Advertiser.
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.