Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A silk thread made of strands twisted together in the contrary direction to that of each individual strand.
- ‘Crepe is similar to organzine but is twisted to a much greater extent.’
Late 17th century: from French organsin, from Italian organzino, of unknown ultimate origin.
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.