Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating a covert intelligence operation carried out especially by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, involving illegal entry into premises; especially in "black bag job".
1960s; earliest use found in The Los Angeles Times. From the black bag in which equipment required for such an operation was typically carried.
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.