Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A form of abnormal colour vision characterized by reduced sensitivity to light in the blue region of the spectrum, as an inherited (autosomal dominant) or acquired condition.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Friends Review. From blue + blindness, after German Blaublindheit.
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.