Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of soda-lime glass used for making bottles, frequently of a dark colour, typically dark green.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Bacon (1561–1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher.
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.