Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Cyanosis; a condition giving rise to this, especially congenital heart disease or (in later use) methaemoglobinaemia.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Medical and Physical Journal. After French maladie bleue.
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.