Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pseudoscorpion, especially Chelifer cancroides, that is sometimes found in old books (where it preys on booklice and dust mites).
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Andrew Marvell (1621–1678), poet and politician.
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.