Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The property of being acid-fast, especially as a diagnostic criterion (typically for mycobacteria) in bacteriology.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. After German Säurefestigkeit.
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.