Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1US Originally US, defence or surveillance of the border of a nation or territory, (now) especially in order to prevent illegal immigration.
2(In international trade) the imposition of tariffs and other controls to restrict imports.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings National Railroad Convention (United States).
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.