Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various beetles which feed on bean plants; especially a bean weevil (family Chrysomelidae), or (in North America) the Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annual Reports Commissioner Patents 1849: Agriculture.
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.