Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a country squire’
landowner, landholder, landlord, lord of the manor, country gentleman
2‘before him went his squire carrying a banner’
attendant, courtier, equerry, aide, companion, steward, page boy, servant boy, serving boy, cup-bearer, train-bearer
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.