Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The measurement of responses to painful stimuli and sensitivity to pain, especially by the use of an algometer.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From Italian algometria, with remodelling of the second element after -metry.
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.