Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1historical Blue-coloured paper, typically used for packaging commercial goods, especially sugar; a sheet of this; now chiefly historical.
2rare A light-sensitive paper used for copying maps and plans, typically made by treating the paper with potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate; compare "cyanotype" (now rare).
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Carew (1555–1620), antiquary and poet.
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.