Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
2A name for the island of New Guinea.See also Papua New Guinea
Named by a Portuguese navigator who visited it in 1526–7, from a Malay word meaning woolly-haired.
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.