Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In an office, etc.: a basket or tray for outgoing correspondence or other documents.
1940s; earliest use found in American Speech. From out- + basket. Compare in-basket.
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.