Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A blue light (typically produced by igniting a mixture containing sulphur) formerly used on the stage to create an unearthly or ghostly atmosphere, or to convey the effect of supernatural happenings; (hence attributive) sensational.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in London Literary Gazette.
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.