Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a person) having a condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically, mentally, or socially:‘a special school for handicapped children’‘his third child was born severely handicapped’
The word handicapped is first recorded in the late 19th century in the sense referring to a person's mental or physical disabilities. In British English it was the standard term until the 1980s, but it has been superseded by disabled, or, in reference to mental disability, expressions such as having learning difficulties or learning-disabled. In American English handicapped is still sometimes used, especially in phrases such as handicapped-accessible and handicapped parking
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.