Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A chiefly European and Asian songbird, Phoenicurus ochruros (family Muscicapidae), which resembles the common redstart (P. phoenicurus) but has predominantly black plumage in the male.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Yarrell (1784–1856), zoologist.
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.