Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
2rare A disease of tomatoes caused by the fungus Alternaria solani, in which blackish lines appear on the stem followed by widespread necrosis (now rare).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Thomas (1811–1891).
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.