Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1826–66), German mathematician; full name Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann. He founded Riemannian geometry, which is of fundamental importance to both mathematics and physics. The Riemann hypothesis, about the complex numbers which are roots of a certain transcendental equation, remains an unsolved problem.
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.