Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A magnesium-containing mineral associated with ultrabasic rocks such as serpentine, occurring in aggregates of white fibrous or needle-like crystals.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From Italian artinite from the name of Ettore Artini, Italian mineralogist + Italian -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.