Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The form of medieval French spoken south of the Loire, generally characterized by the use of oc to mean ‘yes,’ and forming the basis of modern Provençal.Compare with Occitan
From Old French langue ‘language’ (from Latin lingua ‘tongue’), d' (from de ‘of’), and oc (from Latin hoc) ‘yes’. Compare with langue d'oïl.
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.