Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The male of a hawk, especially a peregrine or a goshawk.Compare with falcon
Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin tertius ‘third’, perhaps from the belief that the third egg of a clutch produced a male.
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.