Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An event or group in which the majority of participants are male.‘the show was a total sausage fest’
Early 20th century (in the sense ‘event at which sausages are served’): from sausage + fest, with allusion to the supposedly phallic shape of a sausage.
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.