Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a set of polysaccharides of the fructan group, which are found in the roots and rhizomes of various plants and used medically to test kidney function.
Mid 19th century. From German Alantine from Alant elecampane, Inula helenium + -ine, with subsequent remodelling of the ending after -in.
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.