Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A speculative attempt to profit from a fall in the price of a stock, or to cause the price to fall in order to make a profit.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in James Medbery (1838–1873).
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.