Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word recorded in a dictionary or other reference work which is not actually used.
- ‘One of the most exotic of linguistic phenomena, the ghost word, has accidentally acquired a sexual application.’
- ‘Why not just remove the ghost words if they're not actually content that the dictionary cares to have in it?’
- ‘There is a very common ghost word that became well established in our language - a ghost name, to be more accurate.’
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.