Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A thick soft fabric made of wool and other animal hair, such as mohair, with a flattened silky nap.
2The fur of the sable.
Relating to the sable.
French sable from Italian zibellino, probably from a Slavic word; compare with sable.
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.