Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Made Belgic in form, appearance, culture, etc., especially with reference to production of pottery associated with the Belgae of southern Britain.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mudie (1777–1842), newspaper editor and author.
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.