Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A strong, coarse fabric with a linen or cotton warp and a woolen weft.
Late 15th century: from linsey, originally denoting a coarse linen fabric (probably from Lindsey, a village in Suffolk where the material was first made) + wool + -sey as a rhyming suffix.
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.