Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of semi-automatic pistol or machine gun.
Early 20th century: the name of a German make of gun, from Latin para bellum (from para! prepare! (imperative of parare) + bellum war) in the phrase si vis pacem, para bellum if you want peace, prepare for war.
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.