Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A parasitic mite which burrows under the skin, causing scabies in humans and sarcoptic mange in animals.
- ‘Historically, Hildegard of Bingen referred to itch mites in her Physika, published in the twelfth century.’
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.