Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An amine produced by the decarboxylation of arginine during the degradation of proteins.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Independent. From German Agmatin, probably from A- (in Amino-) + g- (in Guanidin) + -ma- (in Ptomain) + -in, with insertion of -t- apparently for euphony.
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.