Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Astronautics and Materials Sci. A protective surface layer (e.g. in a rocket engine) made of a material which ablates readily when heated and so reduces the transfer of external heat to the underlying material.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ablate + -or.
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.