Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A white mineral originally thought to consist of aluminium sulphate and now identified with natroalunite.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From German Alumian from Alum- (in classical Latin alūmen) + -ian, after German Alumia, former alternative name for alumina.
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.