Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A colourless crystalline ketone prepared by reduction of anthraquinone and used as a reagent in tests for cellulose and starch.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Anthron, with remodelling of the ending after -one.
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.