Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for monstrance
- ‘A ludicrously ornate 1699 ostensory, 1m high, weighing over 12kg and studded with more than 6,000 diamonds.’
Early 18th century: from medieval Latin ostensorium, from ostens- ‘stretched out to view’ (see ostensible).
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.