Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A system of selling goods on short-term credit or an instalment plan.
- ‘The tally system encourages a foolish and lavish expenditure on the part of those who least know the value of goods.’
- ‘The tally system evolved into the easy hire system, which in turn became hire-purchase.’
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.