Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The name of an early type of safety bicycle, produced by Rudge and Co., after a design by H. J. Lawson. Also in later use: any safety bicycle.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Outing: an illustrated monthly magazine of recreation. Apparently from bicycle + -ette.
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.