Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of nomogram in which the required value is determined by use of a ruler or other straight edge.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Academy: a monthly record of literature, learning, science, and art. From classical Latin abacus abacus, after French abaque. Compare earlier abacus.
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.