Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A valve or trap in which a floating ball directly closes an opening, either by its weight, as the water level falls, or by its buoyancy, as the level rises.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edmund Parkes (1819–1876), physician and hygienist.
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.