Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- in the reign of a king, the term for Queen's evidence
- ‘For example, in September 1680, Simpson Tongue was committed to Newgate for attempting to ‘defame the King's evidence’.’
- ‘The crime of this Gentleman is invalidating the King's Evidence.’
- ‘The Attorney-General urged, ‘that the king's evidence ought not to be broken or dismembered, whereby it might lose much of its grace and vigour.’’
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.