Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘A curator of costumes and textiles at the City Museum recalled him as "a pixilated man as in whimsy and playfulness," and chuckled at the memory of one of his favorite lecture topics.’
- ‘Under the scrutiny of honest examination, 30-odd years later, the black and white memories become pixilated and the bland greyness which emerges is a place to which we can consign all this old stuff.’
Mid 19th century: variant of pixie-led, literally led astray by pixies figuratively confused or from pixie, on the pattern of words such as elated and emulated.
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.