Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mineral of the melilite group, occurring typically as blocky prisms in siliceous limestone and dolomite rocks and in blast-furnace slags.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From the name of Richard Åkerman, Swedish metallurgist + -ite, after German Åkermanit.
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.