Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A scabbardfish, especially as caught for food in Madeira and elsewhere.
- ‘This includes the eel-like espada, which is only found in deep water off Madeira and Japan, and which looks like it could have your arm off with its rows of ferocious teeth.’
Via Portuguese from Spanish, from Latin spatha ‘sword’.
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.