Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mineral of a pale grey colour and metallic appearance consisting of lead, silver, copper, and bismuth sulphides, originally thought to be a distinct species but later shown to be a mixture of other minerals.
Late 19th century. From the name of the Alaska mine in Colorado where the mineral was discovered + -ite.
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.