Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An isolated point whose coordinates satisfy the equation of a particular curve, but which has no neighbouring points lying on the curve.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Arthur Cayley (1821–1895), mathematician. From classical Latin acus needle + node.
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.