Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Needle-shaped, acicular. Also: (a) covered with or bearing aciculae; (b) marked as if scratched with a needle (rare).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Macgillivray (1796–1852), ornithologist and natural historian. From acicula + -ate, originally after French aciculé. Compare scientific Latin aciculatus.
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.