Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An informal instrumental composition of the 18th century, similar to a divertimento and often performed outdoors.
- ‘A cassation is akin to a divertimento; Mozart composed a few early in his career, but it is a relatively unusual genre.’
Late 19th century: from German Kassation ‘serenade’, from Italian cassazione.
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.