Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The diver Gavia arctica (family Gaviidae), breeding chiefly in northern Eurasia, having (in the breeding season) a grey head, black throat, and chequered back; also called (in US) Arctic loon.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and 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.