Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The presence of homogentisic acid (alkapton) in the urine; an inherited (autosomal recessive) metabolic disorder characterized by this, and by ochronosis and arthritis, especially of the spine.
Late 19th century. From alkapton + -uria, perhaps after German Alkaptonurie.
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.