Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A white solid which fumes in moist air and reacts violently with water, and is widely used as a catalyst, especially to promote alkylation or acylation by the Friedel-Crafts reaction.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chemical News.
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.