Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating a sundial comprising a movable gnomon perpendicular to a dial plane with hour points arranged in an ellipse, the position of the gnomon at a particular time of year being determined by an analemma projection.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in David Brewster (1781–1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator. From analemma + -atic.
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.