Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device for tightening a rope or cable by twisting it using a stick as a lever.
- ‘He gave us instructions for the building of a Greek siege engine that consisted of two Spanish windlasses, the arms of which were connected by a bowstring.’
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.