Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a class of yellow or white flavonoid pigments found in plants.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. From German Anthoxanthin (L. C. Marquart Farben der Blüthen 66; also Anthoxantin) from ancient Greek ἄνθος flower + ancient Greek ξανθός yellow + German -in.
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.