Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An instrument for determining the concentration of carbon dioxide in a mixture of gases (e.g. in the atmosphere or the breath).
Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From anthraco- + -meter, after French anthracomètre.
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.