Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A white to colourless crystalline solid used in dyeing as a mordant, in paper manufacture, and as a flocculating agent in the purification of drinking water and treatment of sewage.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Roscoe (1833–1915), chemist and university administrator.
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.