Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating types or stages of leukaemias and related diseases in which the leucocyte count in the blood is not elevated; especially in aleukaemic leukaemia.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of the Medical Sciences. From a- + leukaemic, after French aleucémique or its etymon German aleukämisch.
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.