Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Forming nouns denoting quality or condition such as beauty, royalty.
Via Old French from Latin -tas, -tat-.
Denoting specified groups of ten.‘forty’‘ninety’
Old English -tig.
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.