Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Congenital absence of the heart, usually accompanied by other malformations and typically occurring in one of a pair of monochorionic or conjoined twins.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. From scientific Latin acardia from ancient Greek ἀ + καρδία heart. Compare French acardie.
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.