Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A greyish-green powder consisting of a basic iodide and gallate of bismuth, used chiefly as a topical antiseptic, either in solid form or as an ointment.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From German Airol, apparently an arbitrary formation. Compare:2 apparently independently reintroduced for a different and unrelated substance.
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.