Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(in the Netherlands, South Africa, and parts of the US) a measure of land equal to about 0.8 hectare or two acres.
2(in Norway, Denmark, and Germany) a measure of land now equal to about 0.3 hectare or two thirds of an acre.
Early 17th century: from Dutch, or from German Morgen ‘morning’, apparently from the notion of ‘an area of land that can be ploughed in a morning’.
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.