Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to treat epilepsy; of or relating to the treatment of epilepsy.
A medicinal agent used to treat epilepsy; = anti-convulsant.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Culpeper (1616–1654), physician and astrologer. From anti- + epileptic. In use as adjective after post-classical Latin antepilepticus. In use as noun after post-classical Latin antepileptica, plural.
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.