Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
rare Microbiology. Aerobic; aerophilic. rare.
Ecology. Especially of diatoms and other algae: tolerating or requiring an environment that is exposed to air; living on land (as opposed to in water); subaerial.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Year-book Treatment 1884. From aero- + -philous.
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.