Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The branch of chemistry concerned with the identification and measurement (by chemical or instrumental means) of the constituents of a substance, or of particular components (e.g. contaminants) within it.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Peter Shaw (1694–1763), physician and author.
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.