Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1rare A phonograph with respect to its power of producing clearly audible sounds from only small variations in a surface (rare).
2A microscope which uses reflected sound waves to produce an image of the magnified object.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Homes & Gardens.
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.