Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- 1.1 Denoting a class or kind.‘confectionery’‘greenery’
- 1.2 Denoting an occupation, a state, a condition, or behavior.‘archery’‘bravery’‘slavery’
- 1.3 Denoting a place set aside for an activity or a grouping of things, animals, etc.‘orangery’‘rookery’
- 1.1 Denoting a class or kind.
- 2.1 With depreciatory reference.‘knavery’‘tomfoolery’
- 2.1 With depreciatory reference.
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.