Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various plants growing without soil and especially in an elevated place (as certain tropical orchids, bromeliads, etc.), which absorb water from the atmosphere through their leaves.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Timbs (1801–1875), author. From aero- + -phyte, probably after French aérophyte. Compare Italian aerofito.
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.