Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who wears a black coat as the typical dress of a particular occupation; specifically a clergyman, a parson (depreciative).
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Granger (1578–?1627), Church of England clergyman and author.
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.