Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An African lizard with a snake-like body and very short or non-existent legs.
- ‘This snake-like seps is similar in appearance to Breyer's long-tailed seps.’
- ‘The common long-tailed seps is probably too small to be able to effectively flee from fire.’
Mid 16th century (denoting a venomous serpent described by classical authors): via Latin from Greek sēps, from the base of sēpein ‘make rotten’.
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.