Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In stonework: a plain convex moulding; (also occasionally) a shaft forming part of a clustered pillar.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Contract for Tomb Nicholas Loveyne. Origin uncertain; perhaps from bolt + -el, with allusion to the similarity in shape between the shaft of an arrow or bolt and a convex moulding.
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.