Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A dark mullet of the genus Mugil; especially (US) the flathead mullet, M. cephalus.
2US the northern kingfish, Menticirrhus nebulosus (family Sciaenidae).
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia.
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.