Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kiln used for drying hops.
- ‘As you go towards the house, the oast is on the right and there is an agricultural barn straight ahead.’
Old English āst (originally denoting any kiln), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch eest, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘burn’.
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.