Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Denoting feminine names and titles.‘czarina’
2Denoting names of musical instruments.‘concertina’
3Denoting names of plant and animal groups.‘globigerina’
From Italian, Spanish, or Latin.
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.