Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a class of polypeptides (proteoses) formed by the partial digestion of a protein or (specifically) of an albumin.
Late 19th century. From German Albumose from Album- (in Albumin) + -ose. Earlier in English in prefixed forms denoting distinct types, as anti-albumose and hemialbumose (reflecting coinages in Kühne's 1877 paper).
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.