Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- rare term for convenience (sense 1)
- ‘Wherein, for that I know delay is dangerous, you shall have with all conveniency our resolution delivered by our message.’
- ‘In a position of weakness, ’driven by infirmity and want to conveniency,’ Osborn ‘retreats’ to make her closet her bed.’
- ‘That kings are the servants of the people, to be obeyed, resisted, deposed, or punished, as the public conveniency may require, is the doctrine of reason and philosophy; but it is not the doctrine of Nature.’
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.