Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Algebra; an algebraic operation or expression. In later use frequently figurative: excessive or inappropriate use of symbols; an instance of this.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From algebra + -ism, after algebraist. With the some forms compare post-classical Latin algebrismus, French algébrisme.
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.