Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Middle English letter (ʒ) used mainly where modern English has gh or y.
- ‘At some point, maybe with the invention of printing, some Scots started writing a yogh as a z.’
- ‘The Scottish retained the yogh in personal and place names, albeit mutating into a ‘z’ to please the typesetters of the day.’
Middle English: of unknown origin.
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.