Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bony process forming the lateral or distal end of the spine of the scapula, with which (in humans and certain other mammals) the clavicle articulates.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Banister (1532/3–?1610), surgeon. From post-classical Latin acromion and its etymon ancient Greek ἀκρώμιον (Hippocrates) from ἄκρο- + ὦμος shoulder + -ιον, suffix forming nouns.
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.