Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(In the shell of a gastropod mollusc) the last and largest whorl, which (in life) contains the body of the animal.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Turton (1762–1835), conchologist.
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.