Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Close (a person's eyes); prevent (someone) from seeing:‘the wise Gods seel our eyes in our own filth’
Late 15th century (originally a term in falconry meaning ‘stitch shut the eyelids of (a hawk’)): from French ciller, or medieval Latin ciliare, from Latin cilium eyelid.
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.