Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A crystalline, sweet-tasting alcohol resulting from reduction of arabinose, occurring in plant tissues and formed by the metabolism of Candida albicans and some other bacteria.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From arab- + -itol, after German Arabit.
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.