Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Small, granular, opaque diamonds, used as an abrasive in cutting tools.Compare with carbonado
- ‘Black or gray-black, massive, granular to compact bort is known as carbonado.’
Early 17th century: from Dutch boort.
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.