Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A behaviour or sequence of behaviours elicited in response to a particular stimulus or situation; specifically (more fully fixed action pattern, modal action pattern) a rigid sequence of such behaviours which is innate, highly stimulus-dependent, and runs to completion once elicited.
1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
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.