Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A silver-grey mineral containing palladium and other elements, originally thought to be an impure allotrope of palladium and now identified with stibiopalladinite.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From allo- + palladium.
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.