Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A low step or ledge, especially one at the back of an altar.
- ‘The mid-century gradins - bleachers where children were seated for hours - gave way to classrooms with furniture more appropriately sized.’
Mid 19th century: from Italian gradino, diminutive of grado ‘step’.
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.