Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Originally: a tumour of odontogenic epithelial cells (adamantoblasts) occurring in the jaws; = "ameloblastoma" (now rare). In later use: a tumour with a similar histological appearance occurring especially in the tibia.
Early 20th century. From adamantine + -oma, probably after German Adamantinom.
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.