Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An amorphous alkaloid with a polycyclic molecule, obtained by hydrolysis of aconitine and possessing limited physiological activity; any of a group of compounds closely related to this.
Late 19th century. From acon- + -ine. Compare earlier acolyctine.
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.