Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Originally) a boot worn for playing baseball (now rare); (in later use) an ankle-high lace-up boot, typically made of canvas with a rubber sole, and worn as leisurewear.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Springfield (Massachusetts) Republican.
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.