Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A reaction in which a chemical bond is broken by an acid and the hydrogen and anion of the acid become independently attached to the two separated parts; the decomposition of a compound in this way.
1930s; earliest use found in British Patents. From acid + -o- + -lysis.
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.