Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American river turtle with a dull brown shell and typically having yellow stripes on the head.
- ‘Near the bank a large basking turtle - possibly a Suwannee cooter - splashes from a snag, giving me only a glimpse of its carapace as it sinks into the tannin-stained flow.’
Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
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.