Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The study of the interior of stars by the observation and analysis of oscillations at their surface.
1980s; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From ancient Greek ἀστερο-, combining form of ἀστήρ star + seismology.
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.