Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in Scotland or Ireland) a funeral song.
- ‘‘Oh, there'll be plenty of that… but not if you play coronachs,’ said Darien.’
Early 16th century (originally Scots, denoting the outcry of a crowd): from Scottish Gaelic corranach ( Irish coranach), from comh- ‘together’ + rànach ‘outcry’.
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.