Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ibis of southern and western South America, Theristicus melanopis (family Threskiornithidae), with a blackish face and throat-wattle, cream head and neck, grey back, and black underparts.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist.
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.