Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of the zeolite group of minerals occurring in a wide variety of sedimentary rocks and in some igneous rocks, as crystals of various colours.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From French analcime (R. J. Haüy 1797, in Jrnl. des mines 278) from Hellenistic Greek ἀνάλκιμος impotent, feeble, so named with reference to the weakness of its power to retain an electric charge.
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.