Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The type of fermentation occurring in yeast, in which glucose is broken down to produce ethanol and carbon dioxide (earlier called vinous fermentation); contrasted with lactic fermentation.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Heron (1764–1807), journalist and author. Perhaps after French fermentation alcoolique.
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.