Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In certain algae and fungi: a non-motile asexual spore having a wall distinct from that of the parent cell; a non-motile zoospore.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From German Aplanospore from a- + plano- + Spore.
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.