Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The component of a bicycle that connects the crankset to the frame, typically consisting of a rotating spindle which projects from either side of a cylindrical housing.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Viscount Bury (1832–1894), politician.
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.