Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large flexible sausage-shaped container used for transporting oil and other liquids on water.
- ‘For amphibious support, the ships can also deliver fuel to pillow tanks or dracones positioned alongside.’
1950s: from Latin draco, dracon-, from Greek drakōn ‘serpent’ (because of its shape).
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.