Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
With singular concord. The branch of physics that deals with the equilibrium properties of air and (now historical) with the behaviour of objects suspended in it.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Martyn (1735–1825), botanist. From aerostatic: see -ic. Compare French aérostatique. Compare aerostation and earlier aerostatica.
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.