Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Making a request or plea.‘approximately 6,000 postulatory letters were sent’
2Of the nature of an assumption; hypothetical.‘the resemblance is somewhat postulatory’
Mid 17th century: from Latin postulatorius, from the verb postulare postulate.
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.