Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An object such as a small piece of shell, bone, or stone inserted into the lip as an ornament in some cultures.
- ‘While researching my MA thesis, I came across one burial whose mandible showed evidence of having worn two labrets during his lifetime.’
- ‘Internally threaded labrets are sold in 3 pieces: ball, post and removable pad.’
Mid 19th century: diminutive of labrum.
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.