Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The (normal or abnormal) temperature of the body (typically measured in humans by means of a thermometer inserted into the mouth, rectum, or ear).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lubbock (1834–1913), banker, politician, and scientific writer.
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.