Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A high-level programming language, typically used for mathematical computations.
1960s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the AFIPS Conference. Initialism from associative programming language, but now often explained as initialism from A Programming Language, the title of a 1962 book by K. E. Iverson, who devised the mathematical notation which was developed into the programming language.
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.