Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A liquor bottle or jug made of dark glass.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), natural philosopher, writer, and revolutionary politician in America.
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.