Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
archaic scrag, halse
‘the six contestants are neck and neck’
level, equal, tied, nip and tuck, side by side, with nothing to choose between them, close together
‘this may not reach your neck of the woods until September (if at all)’
neighbourhood, district, area, locality, locale, quarter, community, part, region, zone
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.