Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
noun & adjective
- archaic spelling of murk
- ‘It was mirk mirk night, and there was nae stern light,’
- ‘O May, thy morn was ne'er sae sweet as the mirk night of December.’
- ‘In the mirk night, when the folks were asleep, I had a tryst in the den to keep.’
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.