Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Anatomy. Designating a layer of dense white connective tissue, specifically the tunica albuginea of the testis, ovary, etc.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin albugineus designating a humour (the aqueous humour) within the eye from classical Latin albūgin-, albūgō + -eus: see -eous) + -ous.
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.