Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Lung disease produced by chronic inhalation of dust containing particles of carbon and silica, occurring especially in miners; silicosis with pigmentation from carbon particles.
1920s. From anthraco- + silicosis. Compare earlier anthracosis.
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.