Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating the part or surface of an echinoderm or other radiate animal which contains the mouth and surrounding organs (as the lower or oral side of a starfish); relating to this part.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Louis Agassiz (1807–1873), zoologist and geologist. From ancient Greek ἀκτῖν-, ἀκτίς ray + -al.
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.