Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Pass the night somewhere.‘she was the first woman to pernoctate as a member of the college’
Early 17th century: from Latin pernoctat- ‘spent the night’, from the verb pernoctare, from per- ‘through’ + nox, noct- ‘night’.
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.