Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Caribbean South Asian (Chiefly Caribbean and South Asian) a home-made oil lamp consisting of a bottle half filled with kerosene and fitted with a cloth wick.
2An electric table lamp with a base made from an empty (wine) bottle fitted with a lamp holder and shade.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Centennial 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.