Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a boil, abscess, etc.) form pus.‘if you got a wound in that country it never healed but festered white and maturated’fester, form pus, swell up, gather, discharge, rot, run, weep, ooze, come to a headView synonyms
Mid 16th century: from Latin maturat- ‘ripened, hastened’, from the verb maturare, from maturus (see mature).
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.