Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rare mineral consisting of a sulphide and arsenide of iron and cobalt (often with other metals), typically occurring as aggregates of slender, steel-grey crystals.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From German Alloklas alloclase + -ite.
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.