Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A surfperch, Embiotoca jacksoni, of the east Pacific.
2US US any of the freshwater sunfishes of the genus Micropterus (family Centrarchidae).
3Australian NZ Australian and NZ the luderick, Girella tricuspidata (family Kyphosidae).
Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Penn (1644–1718), Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania.
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.