Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A string of bright points seen at the edge of the darkened moon at the beginning or end of totality in an eclipse of the sun, caused by the unevenness of the lunar topography.
Mid 19th century: named after Francis Baily (1774–1844), English astronomer.
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.