Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(A piece of) paper without a pattern, lines, or other mark; (also) ordinary paper, as opposed to that which has a special finish, purpose, etc.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Duchess of Newcastle (?1623–1673), writer.
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.