Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Chemistry hydrogen chloride gas (now historical).
2Air containing acidic components, especially as a result of pollution.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Joseph Priestley (1733–1804), theologian and natural philosopher.
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.