Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rare mineral consisting of lead telluride, typically occurring in massive aggregates of yellow-tinted tin-white metallic crystals.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist. From the name of the Altai Mountains + -ite, after German Altait.
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.