Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The total or actual pressure of a fluid, as opposed to the amount by which it differs from a reference pressure such as atmospheric pressure.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Abraham Tucker (1705–1774), philosopher.
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.