Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Attributive and in the genitive. Designating the disease osteopetrosis (in humans), (in later use) especially in its relatively mild autosomal dominant form.
1920s; earliest use found in Archives of Surgery. From the name of Heinrich Ernst Albers-Schönberg, German radiologist, who described the disease in 1904.
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.