Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A buoy which is circular in the middle and tapering to each end.
- ‘Nun buoys appear wherever commercial navigation occurs on the Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio Rivers.’
Early 18th century: from obsolete nun ‘child's top’ and buoy.
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.