Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A photograph formed on a leather background by the collodion process.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward H. Knight (1824–1883), patent lawyer and expert in mechanics. From French pannotype from classical Latin pannus + French type.
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.