Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rare reddish-brown mineral typically found as small spherical aggregates in association with manganese ore.
1920s. From ancient Greek ἀκροχορδών + -ite, after Swedish akrochordit, with allusion to the ‘wartlike’ spherical aggregates of the mineral.
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.