Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1939–2016), English chemist; full name Harold Walter Kroto. He discovered the spherical carbon molecule known as the fullerene, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1996; shared with Robert F. Curl (born 1933) and Richard E. Smalley (born 1943)).
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.