Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A polynomial equation whose Galois group is commutative or (in early use) cyclic.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. After German Abelsche Gleichung.
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.