Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The (fissile) isotope of uranium of mass number 235.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From actin- + -o- + uranium, after French actinuranium; so called because actinium results from the radioactive decay of this isotope.
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.