Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A black-backed gull; specifically (more fully great blackback, greater blackback) the great black-backed gull, Larus marinus.
2Any of various other animals with black or dark backs; (in later use especially) a subordinate male gorilla.
Late 17th century. From black + back.
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.