Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating the uppermost stage of the Lower Cretaceous (especially in Europe), above the Aptian and below the Cenomanian; of or relating to this stage.
The Albian stage of the Cretaceous; the strata dating from this stage.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. From Alba, former name of a department of France (now Aube) + -ian, after French Albien.
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.