Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ornate, pierced metal, rounded structure at the top of a bracket clock case, common especially in the late 17th and early 18th centuries; frequently (and in earliest use) attributive.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick Britten (1843–1913).
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.