Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bacterium of the genus Agrobacterium, which includes Gram-negative aerobic rods found in soil, several of which cause plant galls; also (in form Agrobacterium) the genus itself.
1940s. From agro- + bacterium, after scientific Latin Agrobacterium, genus name.
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.