Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Physics. The ratio of the absorbance of a solution to that of a similar body of pure solvent, giving a measure of the concentration of the solute.
Early 20th century. From absorb + -ancy. Compare earlier absorbance, absorbency.
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.