Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1rare (More fully "black dolphin fly") a black aphid, a blackfly; specifically the bean aphid, Aphis fabae; (now rare).
2Any of several marine dolphins (family Delphinidae) with black skin; especially the long-finned pilot whale, Globicephala melas, and the Chilean dolphin, Cephalorhynchus eutropia.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Ellis (c1700–1758), agriculturist and writer.
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.