Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An imaginary dangerous animal.
- ‘He stood in the doorway for a few moments, wearing in wide leather trousers, his chest bare but for a chain of boojum claws.’
- ‘Mine seem to vanish as though a plague of boojums is lurking in the corner of my hallway.’
1876: nonsense word coined by Lewis Carroll in The Hunting of the Snark.
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.