Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating a kind of three-centre bonding between a central metal atom and a hydrogen atom which is bonded to a carbon atom in another part of the same molecule; of, relating to, or involving bonding of this kind.
1980s. From a supposed ancient Greek verb ἀγοστεῖν to clasp or hold to oneself (attributed to Homer) + -ic. In fact, ἀγοστῷ in Homer represents the dative of ἀγοστός flat of the hand, of unknown origin.
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.