Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Forming nouns denoting a class or kind.‘confectionery’‘greenery’
2Forming nouns denoting an occupation, a state, a condition, or behavior.‘archery’‘bravery’‘slavery’
- 2.1 Forming nouns with depreciatory reference.‘knavery’‘tomfoolery’
- 2.1 Forming nouns with depreciatory reference.
3Forming nouns denoting a place set aside for an activity or a grouping of things, animals, etc.‘orangery’‘rookery’
From French -erie, based on Latin -arius and -ator.
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.