Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A disorder, probably of autoimmune origin, typically resulting in loss of hair in patches from the scalp.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Forbes (1787–1861), physician and medical journalist. From scientific Latin alopecia areata from classical Latin alōpecia + scientific Latin areata (from classical Latin ārea a bald patch (Celsus); in post-classical Latin also a type of baldness + -āta).
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.