Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A man or boy sharing a mother, but not a father, with another person; a half-brother on the mother's side.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon. After post-classical Latin frater uterinus (Vulgate; also uterinus frater).
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.