Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In Scotland and Ireland: a small hut or cottage, especially in a remote area; (in later use) specifically (Scottish, especially on the Island of Lewis) one used as an unlicensed drinking establishment.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Daniel Wilson (1816–1892), anthropologist and university administrator. From Scottish Gaelic bothan and Irish bothán.
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.