Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A form of croquet played on a hard court surrounded by a bank.
- ‘And how about this list of sports which have featured in one or more modern Games - cricket, croquet, jeu de paume, lacrosse, pelote basque, polo, power boating, rackets, rink-hockey, roque, tug-of-war and water skiing.’
Late 19th century: alteration of roquet.
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.