Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A star that is used to guide the course of a ship, especially Polaris.figurative ‘she was his intellectual lodestar’guide, guiding star, guiding light, role model, model, luminary, exemplar, ideal, inspirationcriterion, aim, guiding principle, standard, patternView synonyms
Middle English: from lode in the obsolete sense way, course + star.
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.