Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(Also with capital initials) a person who belongs to a temperance movement, the members of which wear the blue ribbon; (more generally) a person who abstains from alcohol; a teetotaller.Related blue-ribbonist
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Daily Rocky Mountain (Denver, Colorado) News.
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.