Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Loosely twisted string, used especially for tying up plants.string, thread, thong, lace, ribbon, strap, tape, tie, line, rope, cable, wire, ligatureView synonyms
Early 20th century: from French filasse ‘tow’.
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.