Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The destruction, especially by burning, of books or other publications regarded as harmful or subversive; an instance of this.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Toland (1670–1722), freethinker and philosopher.
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.