Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of several aromatic herbs, including pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium), wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum), and wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare).
Old English; earliest use found in Brussels Glossary. Apparently from brother + wort, although the semantic motivation of the first element is unclear.
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.