Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dagger formerly used in Ireland and Scotland.
- ‘Larger than most skeans we offer, this one is 8 inches overall (when sheathed) with a 3 inch jimped back blade.’
Late Middle English: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sgian ‘knife’.
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.