Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of George H. W. Bush or (later) George W. Bush, or the policies of either.
1980s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. Originally from the name of George Herbert Walker Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, Vice-President of the United States 1981–8, and 41st President 1989–93, and subsequently also from the name of his son George Walker Bush (b. 1946), Republican politician, Governor of Texas 1995–2000, and 43rd President 2001–9 + -ian.
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.