Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A comprehensive record of the extent, value, ownership, and liabilities of land in England, made in 1086 by order of William I.
2archaic spelling of doomsday
Middle English: Domesday was apparently a popular name applied during the 12th century because the book was regarded as a final authority (with allusion to doomsday the Day of Judgment).
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.