Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An extinct artiodactyl ungulate mammal of the group including Anthracotherium, found in Eurasia, Africa, and North America during the Tertiary period, and thought to be related to hippotamuses and possibly to the ancestors of whales.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. From scientific Latin anthracotherium anthracotherium, with omission of the ending.
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.