Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large European moth of mostly subdued coloration, with a pale blue band on the underwing.
- ‘Yes we caught a Clifden Nonpareil here at Longstone on 11/9.’
- ‘Also this year on St.Mary's a Clifden Nonpareil had been trapped, so we were full of optimism and were sure we would get some good moths and some good birds.’
Mid 18th century: from Clifden (now Cliveden), the name of a village in Buckinghamshire, England, and nonpareil.
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.