Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Attributive Designating an instrument for measuring, recording, and transmitting oceanographic data, typically the direction and speed of currents and the water temperature; especially in Aanderaa current meter.
1960s. From the name of Ivar R. Aanderaa (died 1996), Norwegian oceanographer, who designed the instrument.
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.