Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1historical A person employed by a printer, bookbinder, or stationer to fold paper sheets into the required page sizes (now historical); a machine which performs this function.
2A paper wrapper placed around a bound book; a dust jacket.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Old Bailey.
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.