Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An extinct reptile-like labyrinthodont amphibian of the genus Anthracosaurus, found in late Carboniferous deposits in the British Isles.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. From scientific Latin Anthracosaurus, genus name from anthraco- + -saurus, with allusion to the finding of the remains in coal measures, the animal having been supposed to be a reptile.
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.