Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1An item listed in a catalogue, ledger, etc., without a description of what it is.
2A (scandalous) story, especially in a gossip column, which does not reveal the names of the people being discussed.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Facts for People of Michigan!.
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.