Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lead-containing mineral found in colourless, white, or grey crystals or masses and typically formed by the oxidation of galena.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From French anglesite from angles- + -ite.
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.