Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A sea sponge native to the Mediterranean, Hippospongia communis (family Spongidae), widely harvested and prepared to produce a high quality, soft household and cosmetic sponge; also called honeycomb sponge.
2A natural or artificial sponge used to clean or bail water out of a boat.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in United States Economist.
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.