Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Chemistry a phosphate of which the anion or molecule contains replaceable hydrogen atoms, especially one containing the anions HPO4 2− or H2PO4 −.
2historical North American
North American = phosphate (now historical).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review.
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.