Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(In singular and plural) rain that is exceptionally dark, dense, or dirty; (figurative) the radioactive rain that followed the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Critical Review.
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.