Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An unidentified flying object of a kind reported by US pilots during World War II, usually described as a bright light or ball of fire.
- ‘The above is a typical example of an encounter with a ‘foo fighter.’’
- ‘Some RCAF buddies talk about the foo fighters they saw over Europe in the last real war.’
1940s: from ‘Where there's foo there's fire’, a nonsense catchphrase from the US Smoky Stover cartoon strip.
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.