Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Join closely together.‘these people's feeble sense of self-respect prompts them to conglobulate in collectives’
- ‘A number of them conglobulate together, by flying round and round, and then all in a heap throw themselves under water and lie in the bed of the river.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin globulus ‘globule’, on the pattern of earlier conglobate ‘make into a ball’.
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.