Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- Scottish term for hopscotch
- ‘By 5.30, the whole business would be done and dish-washed, leaving the family free to dig the garden, watch TV or play peevers in the street.’
Mid 19th century (denoting the stone or piece of pottery used in the game): of unknown origin.
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.