Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit of measurement equal to half an em and approximately the average width of typeset characters, used especially for estimating the total amount of space a text will require.being, body, creature, individual, organism, life formView synonyms
Late 18th century: the letter N represented as a word, since it is approximately this width.
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.