Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(c.260–190 BC), Greek mathematician; known as Apollonius of Perga. He examined and redefined conic sections and was the first to use the terms ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola for these classes of curve.
(3rd century BC), Greek poet and grammarian; known as Apollonius of Rhodes. He is known for his "Argonautica", an epic poem in Homeric style dealing with the expedition of the Argonauts.
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.