Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North Atlantic fish of the cod family, occurring in deep water and of some commercial importance.Also called cusk
- ‘Place cut-up leek in bottom of glass baking pan; add torsk, and cut-up fresh mushrooms.’
Early 18th century: from Norwegian, from Old Norse thorskr; probably related to thurr dry.
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.