Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Abnormality of a flower characterized by unusual division or separation of its organs, or transformation of the normal organs into parts resembling other organs, especially leaves.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From antho- + -lysis, after German Antholyse, itself after scientific Latin antholysis.
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.