Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In insects: the male copulatory or sperm-depositing organ; an insect phallus or (typically) part of it, especially the distal portion.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Zoologist: a miscellany of natural history. From scientific Latin aedeagus from ancient Greek αἰδοῖα genitals, plural of αἰδοῖον, use as noun of neuter of αἰδοῖος having a claim to regard, reverence, or compassion + ἀγός leader from ἄγειν to lead.
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.