Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Any of various instruments for estimating the concentration of particles in the air by causing them to impinge on a surface to which they adhere.
2historical A kind of hand-held motion picture camera driven by compressed air. Now historical.
Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From aero- + -scope. Compare earlier aeroscopy.
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.