Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A synthetic analogue of vitamin D3, used in the treatment of conditions resulting from vitamin D deficiency.
1970s; earliest use found in Approved Names 1977. From alfa, phonetic respelling of alpha + calci- + -idol, of uncertain origin; compare -ol.
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.