Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An amorphous clay mineral, typically pale blue, consisting essentially of hydrated aluminium silicate.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Annals of Philosophy. From allo- + -phane, after German Allophan, itself apparently after Byzantine Greek ἀλλοϕανής, the mineral being so named on account of its unusual appearance.
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.