Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of primates other than humans) having all four feet modified as hands, i.e. having opposable digits.
Late 17th century: from modern Latin Quadrumana (former order name, neuter plural of quadrumanus, from quadru- four + Latin manus hand) + -ous.
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.