Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The theory that the embryo exists as a preformed entity in the spermatozoon (as opposed to in the ovum). Compare animalcule. Opposed to ovism.See also ovism
Mid 19th century. From animalcule or its etymon post-classical Latin animalculum + -ism, probably after French animalculisme.
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.