Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woman's calf-length skirt, dress, or coat.
- ‘Indeed they were reluctant to abandon it, even after fashion decreed the longer midi or maxi.’
- ‘There's the maxi, the midi, the mini, the micro and the Marsh.’
1960s: from mid, on the pattern of maxi and mini.
The south of France.
French, literally ‘midday’; compare with Mezzogiorno.
usually as modifier A widely used standard for interconnecting electronic musical instruments and computers.‘a MIDI controller’
1980s: acronym from musical instrument digital interface.
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.