Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In (late) Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England: a member of a body of men retained, apparently usually by the king, to guard the coast.
Old English; earliest use found in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Apparently from an unattested early Scandinavian compound literally meaning ‘shipman’; compare Old Icelandic búza, buza kind of ship and Old Icelandic karl.
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.