Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hard and strong dark blue brick made from clay with a high iron oxide content; (also, as a mass noun) such bricks used as a building material; also with distinguishing word.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Gentleman's Magazine.
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.