Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any reptile of the extinct order (or suborder) Aetosauria, known from fossil remains of the Triassic period, and comprising herbivorous diapsids that resembled heavily armoured crocodiles.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Aëtosaurus, genus name from ancient Greek ἀετός eagle + scientific Latin -saurus.
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.