Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(A collective term for) the militias established in the Weimar Republic after the First World War (1914–18) in order to circumvent the restrictions placed on the size of the German army by the Treaty of Versailles.
1920s; earliest use found in The Daily Mail. After German Schwarze Reichswehr.
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.