Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Changeable in colour; many-coloured; (of a mineral) deriving its colour or optical properties from a minor impurity that is not an essential part of its composition.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist. From allo- + chromatic, after German allochromatisch.
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.