Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1769–1839), English land surveyor and geologist, known as the father of English geology. He produced the first geological map of England and Wales, based on his discovery that rock strata found in different places could be distinguished on the basis of their characteristic assemblages of fossils.
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.