Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
= algometer.See also algometer
Late 19th century. From Swedish algesimeter or its possible etymon German Algesimeter, apparently from Alges- (in Algesie) + German -imeter.
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.