Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Moccasin-style shoes for casual wear.
- ‘You need leather soles as are found on weejuns in order to slide.’
- ‘In trying to add his own unique stamp to the popular loafer, John Bass began producing loafers he called weejuns that had a strap across the top of the shoe for style purposes, as a loafer is traditionally defined as having no buckles or laces.’
1950s: an invented word.
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.