Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A titanium-containing mineral occurring as long prismatic crystals of a black or dark brown colour, typically as a constituent of pegmatites.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From German Ainigmatit from ancient Greek αἴνιγμα (with reference to its originally problematic nature) + German -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.