Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The production of high temperatures by the use of aluminium powder as a reducing agent, especially in a reaction with ferric oxide; reaction of aluminium in this way, with the liberation of heat.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Engineering Magazine. From German Aluminothermie.
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.