Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small Asian pheasant, Ithaginis cruentus, found chiefly in mountain forests, the male of which has variable amounts of red in the plumage.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Caverhill Jerdon (1811–1872), army medical officer and zoologist.
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.