Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A compartment or storage space on a ship or boat for the boatswain's equipment, especially the sails, rigging, cables, etc., on a sailing ship.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Henry Dana.
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.