Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Winged condition; the form and arrangement of wings.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Francis Stephens (1792–1852), entomologist. From French alation from post-classical Latin alation-, alatio from classical Latin ālātus + -iō. With the use in botany compare foliation.
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.