Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The study of the sources of, or influences upon, a literary work.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Philology. From German Quellenforschung from Quellen-, combining form of Quelle source + Forschung investigation, research (Old High German forscunga, Middle High German vorschunge) from forschen to search (for), to conduct research + -ung.
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.