Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The countries of the West, especially Europe and the Americas (contrasted with orient)→ orient
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin occident- going down, setting (in reference to the sun), from the verb occidere.
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.