Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A purgative liquid medicine containing an infusion of senna and a variety of other ingredients (typically magnesium sulphate, liquorice, and herbs and spices); a dose of this.
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.