Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1rare A firm clasp or embrace, a bear-hug (rare).
Stock Market the financial pressure experienced by ‘bear’ speculators when prices rise; specifically the necessity of covering short sales at a loss.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The American Review.
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.