Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The study of the structure or function of the sensory organs.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in David Craigie (1793–1866), physician. Either from aesth- + -i- + -o- + -logy, or from the stem of ancient Greek αἰσθάνεσθαι to perceive + -i- + -o- + -logy.
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.