Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various chemicals that may be released into the environment by an organism (typically in minute amounts), which evoke a specific response in an organism of another species, especially one that adaptively favours the releasing organism.
1960s. From allo- + -mone.
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.