Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An orange solid obtained from artificial alizarin and used (especially formerly) as a dye and histological stain.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From anthra- + purpurin; compare German Anthrapurpurin.
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.