Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A reddish-brown amorphous mineral found in pegmatites which is an altered or metamict variety of zircon, with elevated concentrations of hafnium, rare earths, and radioactive elements.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. From Danish alvit from the name of Alve, a locality in the Arendal district of southern Norway, where the mineral was first discovered + -it.
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.