Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1English Regional English regional the common swift, Apus apus.
2Caribbean Caribbean the American black swift, Cypseloides niger.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Catalogue Birds, Insects now exhibiting at Spring-Gardens.
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.