Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Talk confidentially or conspiratorially.‘they wagged their old heads sadly when they collogued in clubs’
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘flatter, pretend to agree with or believe’): probably an alteration of obsolete colleague ‘conspire’, by association with Latin colloqui ‘to converse’.
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.