Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(especially among Jesuits) a devotional exercise involving reflection on and moral evaluation of one's thoughts and conduct, typically performed on a daily basis.
Mid 17th century: from Latin, in the figurative sense ‘examination’ (literally ‘tongue of a balance’), from exigere ‘weigh accurately’.
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.