Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
With plural (or occasionally singular) concord: a phylum of amoeboid protozoans comprising the ‘radiolarians’ and heliozoans, characterized by a spherical body with radiating axopodia. Also treated as plural: protozoans of this phylum (collectively or individually).
Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From scientific Latin Actinopoda from ancient Greek ἀκτινο- + scientific Latin -poda.
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.