Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A day in the church calendar marked in black letters (as opposed to the red letters traditionally used to mark saints' days); (hence) an inauspicious day.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Tobias Smollett (1721–1771), writer.
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.