Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The weekly meeting of the Governor and Court of Directors of the Bank of England; (in a joint-stock bank) a regular meeting of directors, or the general assembly of shareholders.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Public 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.