Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Formerly) †a redeemable receipt given by the Bank of England for money deposited by a subscriber or contributor on its formation (obsolete); (now) a written or printed receipt given by a bank for money deposited.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in London Post.
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.