Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A type of knitwear or woollen fabric with small eyelet holes that create a lacy effect:‘jersey looks feminine but natural with pointelle and lace trims’
1950s: probably from point in the sense ‘lace made entirely with a needle’ + the French diminutive suffix -elle.
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.