Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A measure of land in Ireland (chiefly Ulster).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Parliamentary Papers. From Irish baile bó (now hist.) from baile place, town, townland, unit of land measurement + bó, perhaps with reference to the amount of land needed to graze a certain number of cows.
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.