Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who is balloon-mad; a balloonist, specifically (Military slang) a member of a balloon corps or balloon squadron in the First World War (1914–18).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alton (Illinois) Weekly Courier. Blend of balloon and lunatic.
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.