Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Forming adjectives and nouns, especially from:
- 1.1 Names of places:‘Cuban’
- 1.2 Names of systems:‘Anglican’
- 1.3 Names of zoological classes or orders:‘crustacean’
- 1.4 Names of founders:‘Lutheran’
- 1.1 Names of places:
Forming names of organic compounds, chiefly polysaccharides:‘dextran’
From Latin -anus, -ana, -anum.
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.