Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The rotation of the plane of polarization of light when reflected from a magnetized surface.
2The production of double refraction in a substance by an electric field.
Early 20th century: named after John Kerr (1824–1907), the Scottish physicist who studied these effects.
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.