Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various establishments dedicated to improving the health, behaviour, or morals of its occupants, as a reformatory, workhouse, almshouse, etc.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in George Berkeley (1685–1753), Church of Ireland bishop of Cloyne and philosopher.
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.