Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A soft stop on an organ or harmonium which is tuned slightly sharp to produce a tremolo effect.
- ‘According to Grove, the name Vox Angelica was first used around 1750 for a small 2' reed stop.’
Mid 19th century: from late Latin, literally ‘angelic voice’.
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.