Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A chart of ocean surface currents compiled from data obtained by plotting the course taken by bottles dropped into the water from ships; see note at bottle track.See also bottle track
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Nautical Magazine.
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.