Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The crime of wrongful detention of goods or personal possessions (replaced in the UK by the tort of wrongful interference of goods).
- ‘He is also being sued by the companies for trespass, conversion and detinue, and for monies had and received to the use of the companies.’
Late Middle English: from Old French detenue, past participle (used as a noun) of detenir ‘detain’.
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.