Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Usually with the) death.
1930s; earliest use found in Raymond Chandler (1888–1959), detective novelist. Popularized by the title of Raymond Chandler's novel The Big Sleep and the 1946 film adaptation of the same name.
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.