Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A method of torture and execution described in Old Icelandic literature, in which the ribs are cut away from the spine and spread into the shape of wings.
Mid 19th century. After Old Icelandic blóð-ǫrn.
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.