Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small short-billed Australian songbird related to the flowerpeckers, typically having white spots or streaks on the dark wings and crown.Also called diamond-bird in Australia
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Pardalotus, from Greek pardalōtos ‘spotted like a leopard’, based on pardos (see pard).
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.