Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1852–1916), Scottish chemist, discoverer of the noble gases. He first discovered argon, helium, and (with the help of M. W. Travers, 1872–1961) neon, krypton, and xenon, determining their atomic weights and places in the periodic table. In 1910, with Frederick Soddy and Sir Robert Whytlaw-Gray (1877–1958), Ramsay identified the last noble gas, radon. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1904).
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.