Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A star that is used to guide the course of a ship, especially the pole star.figurative ‘she dominated his existence as chief muse and intellectual lodestar’guide, guiding star, guiding light, role model, model, luminary, exemplar, ideal, inspirationView synonyms
Middle English: from lode in the obsolete sense ‘way, course’ + star.
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.