Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The property of bending or turning towards a source of air, exhibited especially by the growing roots of plants.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From aero- + -tropism, after German Aërotropismus.
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.