Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A godwit, Limosa lapponica, with a black and white barred tail and a slightly upturned bill, which breeds in the Eurasian and Alaskan tundra and winters in Europe, Africa, south-east Asia, and Australasia.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Fleming (1785–1857), naturalist and Free Church of Scotland minister.
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.