Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Tapering or narrowing to a point; (Mineralogy, of three or more planes) meeting so as to form a point by their intersection (now rare).
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Kirwan (1733–1812), chemist and mineralogist. From acuminate + -ing.
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.