Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A low cabinet for holding music or books.
Early 19th century: named after Canterbury in Kent (from a belief that the Archbishop of Canterbury ordered such a piece to be made).
1A city in Kent, SE England, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury; population 41,900 (est. 2009). St Augustine established a church and monastery there in 597 and it became a place of medieval pilgrimage.
2A region on the central east coast of the South Island, New Zealand.
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.