Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Oxford and Cambridge universities regarded together.as modifier ‘Oxbridge colleges’
- ‘Crispin is bumbling up the corridor like a fading Oxbridge academic.’
- ‘There was the Oxbridge model: residential, tutorial, character-forming.’
- ‘The Oxbridge postgraduate community is much more mixed and meritocratic than the undergraduate body.’
- ‘The exceptions are the Oxbridge people who exercise so much power in the universities, the civil service and political life.’
- ‘The BBC has lost the rights to broadcast the Oxbridge Boat Race after more than fifty years of exclusively covering the event.’
Mid 19th century: blend of Oxford and Cambridge.
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.