Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A notoriously illegible style of handwriting used in English courts of law until banned in 1731.
- ‘The original was written in court hand on vellum back in 1529 and is now not so easy to make out.’
- ‘I have done my best to decipher the Latin, which is written in court hand, and have left abbreviations intact.’
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.