Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of numerous sensory structures in the head of some fish, especially elasmobranchs, consisting of small sacs sensitive to electric fields and connected to the surface by narrow tubes; usually plural.
Late 19th century. From the name of Stefano Lorenzini, 17th-cent. Italian physician, who described them.
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.