Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A black variety of the gooseberry, R. grossularia.
North American the swamp gooseberry, R. lacustre.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Lyte (1529–1607), botanist and antiquary.
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.