Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A practice by a ship's crew and passengers of the procedures for manning and launching the lifeboats in case of emergency.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Weekly Herald (New York).
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.