Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A grey mineral of metallic appearance, consisting of manganese(ii) sulphide and typically occurring as cubic or octahedral crystals.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From the name of Alabanda + -ite, after alabandine.
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.