Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Early 16th century: alteration (by association with grand big) of Old French grapois, from medieval Latin craspiscis, from Latin crassus piscis fat fish.
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.