Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rare arsenic-containing mineral which occurs as colourless to grey or green elongated crystals, often in polycrystalline masses.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From Swedish adelit from ancient Greek ἄδηλος indistinct + Swedish -it.
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.