Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
2A form of paraffin oil, especially that from which the heavier components have been removed.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Records of General Science.
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.