Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Botany. In certain ferns: a specialized structure with numerous stomata for aeration, usually seen as a band of pale tissue on the stem or a small outgrowth at the base of a frond.
2historical Any of several forms of respirator, especially one with a portable supply of air for use by divers and miners. Now historical.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Hooker (1785–1865), botanist. From aero- + -phore.
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.