Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Also blue iron ore) an iron-containing ore or mineral of a blue colour; especially (also blue iron earth) = vivianite.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Birch (1705–1766), compiler of histories and biographer.
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.