Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Clotted or clogged with blood; especially having the hair matted with blood.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright and poet. Probably from blood + a variant of the past participle of balter.
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.