Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1836–1920), English astronomer; full name Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer. His spectroscopic analysis of the sun led to his discovery of a new element, which he named helium. He founded both the Science Museum in London and the scientific journal Nature, which he edited for fifty years.
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.