Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A red synthetic dye made from anthracene, specifically synthetic alizarin.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Crookes (1832–1919), chemist and science journalist. After German Anthracenroth.
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.