Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A potassium feldspar that occurs in schists (notably in the Swiss Alps), often with a distinctive opalescence, and is now regarded as a variety of orthoclase.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Critical Review. From Italian adularia from Adula, the name of an area of the Alps east of the St Gotthard Pass + -ia, with insertion of -r- apparently for euphony.
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.