Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- Australian term for googly
- ‘Cricket, with its googlies, boseys, chinamen, silly legs, byes, sundries - the whole argot - was incomprehensible without deep explanation.’
Early 20th century: from the name of Bernard J. T. Bosanquet (1877–1936), English all-round cricketer, + -ie.
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.