Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In science fiction: a device that enables instantaneous communication over any distance.
1960s; earliest use found in Ursula Le Guin (b. 1929), writer of science fiction and fantasy. Shortened from answerable, with suffix substitution, so called to contrast with wave-based communication technologies (such as radio) which are not answerable over interstellar distances within any useful period of time.
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.