Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Organic growth in which the new substance is exactly like that from which it proceeds; (more widely) accretion.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences. From classical Latin accrēmentum addition + -ition, after either French accrémentition or German Accrementition.
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.