Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bright yellow crystalline acidic compound, often formed in the synthesis of alizarin with which it is isomeric.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Chemical News. From anthra- + classical Latin flāvus yellow + -ic + acid.
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.