Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1rare Originally and chiefly US an organization or institution which carries out investigations or studies in a particular field or industry (now rare).
2historical US (with the and capital initials) an office of the Department of Justice responsible for investigating violations of federal laws (now historical).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Hartford (Connecticut) Daily Courant.
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.