Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any unsaturated hydrocarbon that has two carbon–carbon double bonds in its molecule; especially a straight-chain hydrocarbon of this kind.
Early 20th century. From German Alkadien from alk- (in Alken) + Dien, with insertion of -a- apparently for euphony.
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.