Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Frequently attributive Bilingualism and biculturalism; specifically designating (the approach of) the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, established in 1963, which produced recommendations promoting bilingualism throughout Canada and resulting in the adoption of English and French as joint official languages in 1969.
1960s; earliest use found in Saturday Night. From bi- (in bilingualism) + and + bi- (in biculturalism), probably punningly after by and by.
Bi and Bi/ˌbʌɪ (ə)n(d) ˈbʌɪ/
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.