Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Steal (things of little value):‘she produced the handful of coins she had managed to pilfer’‘no system is proof against pilfering if people are determined enough’
Late Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘action of pilfering, something pilfered’): from Old French pelfrer to pillage, of unknown origin. Compare with pelf.
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.