Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The simple form from which the derivatives and inflected forms of a word arise.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Wilson (1812–1888).
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.