Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
What is the female equivalent of fraternal?
The word meaning 'relating to or like a sister' is sororal, from Latin soror 'sister'. It's much less common than fraternal, though, with just eighteen examples in all the billions of words on the Oxford English Corpus.
The female equivalent of a fraternity, in the sense of 'a male student society in a university', is a sorority.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.