Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1857–1935), Russian aeronautical engineer; full name Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky. Tsiolkovsky carried out pioneering theoretical work on multistage rockets, jet engines, and space flight, and his proposal for the use of liquid fuel pre-dated the work of R. H. Goddard by nearly forty 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.