Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A two-masted bluff-bowed Dutch sailing boat, used for fishing.
Middle English: from Middle Dutch.
A large spherical concretion occurring in sedimentary rock.
Late 17th century (originally a dialect word denoting a kind of ironstone): perhaps from dog.
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.