Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of several parrots with a blue or bluish head; especially Pionus menstruus, a large parrot native to Central and South America, which is chiefly green with a blue head and breast, and is popular as a cage bird.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in George Edwards (1694–1773), ornithologist and artist.
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.