Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
postpositive (of a cross) with limbs which broaden from the centre and end in three pointed lobes.‘a cross patonce’
Mid 16th century: probably related to French potencé, a heraldic term denoting T-shaped endings to each limb of a cross, based on medieval Latin potentia ‘crutch’.
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.