Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Resembling a boat in shape. Frequently Botany.
Fashion. Designating a wide neckline on a garment, especially a dress, that sits just below the collarbone.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Lee (1715–1795), nurseryman. From boat + shaped.
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.