Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
International Organization for Standardization.
From Greek isos equal; the term is often erroneously thought to be an abbreviation.
(in the UK) Imperial Service Order, awarded to British and commonwealth civil servants (discontinued in 1993).
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.