Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A charge in the form of a chape; a crampet.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Joseph Edmondson (bap. 1732, d. 1786), herald and coach-painter. From French bouterolle metal cover for the point of a sword, tip of a scabbard from boter, buter to push, to hit, to project + -olle, variant of -ole, diminutive suffix.
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.