Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Originally) any of various diseases or disorders exhibiting a dark discoloration of the tongue, especially blackleg in livestock or (more fully black tongue fever) typhus, typhoid, or meningococcal meningitis in humans; (in later use also) niacin deficiency, especially in livestock or domestic animals; pellagra.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomsonian Recorder.
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.