Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A boxfish (family Ostraciidae).
2A gulper eel, especially Saccopharynx ampullaceus, which can stretch to accommodate very large prey.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Patrick Browne (c1720–1790), physician and botanist.
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.