Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The study of the (supposed) influence on the weather and climate of planetary and stellar phenomena, such as sunspots, the phases of the moon, comets, and planetary conjunctions.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Magazine. From astro- + meteorology.
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.