Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An area of central London traditionally associated with nightlife and the sex industry.Compare with SoHo
Mid 17th century: probably from the old word soho, used as a hunting cry: the area was a royal park in Tudor times.
An area of Manhattan, New York City.Compare with Soho
Abbreviation from SOuth of HOuston Street.
Relating to a market for relatively inexpensive consumer electronics used by individuals and small companies.
1990s: acronym from small office home office.
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.