Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Knowledge acquired from books or study, especially as opposed to common sense, worldliness, etc.; academic intelligence; sometimes contrasted with street smarts.
1970s; earliest use found in Field and Stream.
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.