Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A girl's or woman's close-fitting sleeveless bodice made from thick cotton, formerly worn as a warm undergarment.
- ‘Among the underwear, in addition to the brown knickers (to match our uniform) and the six pairs of white linings (to wear under the knickers), we were required to bring four vests and ‘two liberty bodices, or brassieres if worn’.’
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.