Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long-winged fork-tailed insectivorous bird related to the plovers, resembling a swallow in flight and typically living near water.
- ‘Its head looked more jaeger-like than anything, and I wondered whether it was a pratincole.’
Late 18th century: from modern Latin pratincola, from Latin pratum ‘meadow’ + incola ‘inhabitant’.
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.