Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
North Americaninformal an important or influential person or thing; a ‘big shot’; also more fully big dog of the tanyard (now rare).
Mid 19th century.
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.