Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Covered in or gathering blue mould; frequently figurative, especially in "to be blue-moulding for" (something) (informal, chiefly Irish English): to have waited a long time for, to be keen for or desperately in need of (the thing specified).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star.
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.