Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[predicative] (of two people) on even terms, especially because a debt or score has been settled:‘I think we're just about quits now, don't you?’
Late 15th century (in the sense ‘freed from a liability or debt’): perhaps a colloquial abbreviation of medieval Latin quittus, from Latin quietus, used as a receipt (see quietus).
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.