Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A cat (used especially in reference to its characteristically feline qualities)
- ‘She's written six paranormal romances about love complicated by grimalkins, witches, Druids, mermaids, and even mad scientists.’
- 1.1 A spiteful old woman.
Late 16th century: from gray + Malkin (nickname for the given name Matilda).
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.