Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Either of two Australasian boatbills of the genus Machaerirhynchus.
2A large, yellow-breasted tyrant flycatcher of tropical America, Megarynchus pitangua (family Tyrannidae), having a broad, somewhat flattened bill.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alfred Wallace (1823–1913), naturalist, evolutionary theorist, and social critic.
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.