Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hairpiece.head of hair, shock of hair, mop of hair, maneView synonyms
Early 18th century: from French, literally ‘false’, from Italian posticcio ‘counterfeit, feigned’.
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.