Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Separate or purify (a metal) by melting it.clean, make pure, refine, cleanse, decontaminateView synonyms
Mid 19th century: from Latin liquat- ‘made liquid’, from the verb liquare; related to liquor.
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.