Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In some hydrozoans: a mobile tentaculate larva, which develops from a planula and transforms into an adult polyp or medusa after dispersal.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Allman (1812–1898), naturalist. From ancient Greek ἀκτῖν-, ἀκτίς ray + -ula, after planula.
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.