Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A slender spine, prickle, or other needle-like structure; (in polychaete annelids) a chitinous rod forming an internal support for a parapodium.
Late 18th century. From post-classical Latin acicula, lit. ‘small pin’, alteration or variant of acucula from classical Latin acus needle + -cula.
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.