Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dark-coloured clayey stratum of iron ore occurring in the coal measures (especially in Scotland) and containing sufficient carbonaceous matter for smelting; iron ore of this kind; usually attributive, as "black-band ore", etc.
Early 19th century.
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.