Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A secondary form of a word.‘historically, “inquire” is a by-form of “enquire.”’
- ‘Under this hypothesis tammōr is simply a by-form of tadmōr.’
- ‘She adds that ‘Hanani ‘is a by-form of ‘Hananiah ‘in other Biblical and extra-biblical texts.’’
- ‘Harrow is a by-form of harry, a military term meaning to ‘make predatory raids or incursions’.’
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.