Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A yellow, sweet-smelling liquid which crystallizes just below room temperature, used in the manufacture of certain synthetic perfumes.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From aceto- + -phenone, after German Acetophenon.
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.