Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Attributive Designating a system of nerves in fishes and many amphibians that conveys information to the brain from receptors in the inner ear and the lateral line; of or relating to this system.
Early 20th century. From acoustico- + lateral. Compare slightly earlier acousticolateralis.
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.