Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A variety of cassiterite containing iron and tantalum.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From Swedish ainalit, apparently irregularly from Finnish aina always, constantly + Swedish -lit. The mineral was so named on account of its resistance to solvents.
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.