Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a ship) moving lightly and easily; easily manageable.‘the boat became taut and yare’
- ‘As she said about a boat in The Philadelphia Story, she was yare - i.e., quick, agile, responding easily.’
Old English gearu ‘prepared, ready’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gaar ‘done, dressed’ and German gar ‘ready’.
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.