Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A design of spoons and forks, with handles shaped like the body of a violin.
- ‘The "fiddle" pattern had its origins in France about 1675.’
- ‘This is a fine heavy fiddle pattern soup ladle with a large hemispherical bowl.’
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.