Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small mainly nocturnal antelope with small vertical horns and a slightly arched back, found in southwestern Africa.
- ‘Common duiker and grysbok abound in the thickets and woodlands.’
Late 18th century: from Afrikaans, from Dutch grijs ‘gray’ + bok ‘buck’.
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.