Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brownish or greenish variety of andradite garnet containing some manganese and forming crystals with twelve rhomboidal faces.
Early 19th century. From French aplome from ancient Greek ἁπλοῦς (uncontracted ἁπλόος) simple, so called in allusion to the simplicity of its (supposed) fundamental crystal form.
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.