Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Boards on the inside of the bottom of a wooden boat, serving to protect the outer planking.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Boys (1735–1803), surgeon and topographer.
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.