Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Any of various dark-coloured oils; (in later use) specifically a heavy mineral oil used for lubrication and fuel.
2Oil obtained from the blubber of the black or right whale (genus Balaena).
Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Baker (1540–1612), surgeon.
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.