Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various legal codes applied to black people; especially each of the bodies of laws restricting the civil rights and liberties of black people that were enacted in the Southern United States following the Civil War.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Malachy Postlethwayt (c1707–1767), writer on economics and publicist.
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.