Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating the part or surface of an echinoderm or other radiate animal that is furthest from the mouth (as the upper side of a starfish); relating to this part.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Louis Agassiz (1807–1873), zoologist and geologist. From ab- + actinal.
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.