Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A constant stream of words; especially in "to talk (also lie, swear,etc.) a blue streak": to talk, lie, swear, etc., quickly or vigorously.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Kentuckian.
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.