Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dark grey, titanium-rich mineral discovered in lunar rock samples and subsequently found (though rarely) in terrestrial rocks.
1970s. From the names of the three U.S. astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin (b. 1930), and Michael Collins (b. 1930), who brought the first rock samples from the moon in 1969 + -ite.
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.