Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(In singular and plural) bloody diarrhoea in livestock; especially (in sheep) infestation with parasitic nematodes of the genus Trichostrongylus, and (in pigs) swine dysentery.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Ellis (c1700–1758), agriculturist and writer.
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.