Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A crossbar in front of a wagon with a swingletree at each end, enabling two horses to be harnessed.
- ‘The doubletree on the wagon could be adjusted to allow one horse to pull more.’
- ‘The wheel horses pull on the doubletree against this hammerpin running through the wagon-tonque.’
Mid 19th century: from double, on the pattern of singletree.
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.