Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A deposit consisting of a bed or sheet (as opposed to a mound or domed structure) of the calcareous skeletal remains of sedentary organisms (shells, crinoids, corals, etc.).
1930s. From bio- + ancient Greek στρῶμα mattress, bed: compare quot. 1932.
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.