Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The mesosoma of a hymenopterous insect, especially an ant, consisting of the thorax and the propodeum fused together.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From classical Latin āla wing + trunk after French tronc alifère.
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.