Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
historical, rare Chemistry. In Lamarck's terminology: designating a form of fire held to be responsible for caustic or acidic properties. rare. Now historical.
2Containing or generating acid.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. From acid + -ific.
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.