Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, aerobic bacterium, Bacillus anthracis (family Bacillaceae), which is the causative agent of anthrax.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Von Ziemssen's Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine.
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.