Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The circular diffraction pattern formed when plane light waves pass through a point aperture; the bright central region of this.
1920s; earliest use found in Transactions Optical Society. Described by Airy in Trans. Cambr. Philos. Soc. 5 285.
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.