Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A viral disease attacking animals, especially sheep, which is transmitted by ticks and causes staggering and jumping.
- ‘This includes a blood-borne virus called louping-ill which is 80 per cent fatal to birds and found on the North York Moors.’
Late Middle English: from loup (because of the symptom of spasmodic jumping) + the noun ill.
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.