Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A genus of starfishes of the family Astropectinidae, characterized by five short, tapering arms with spines along each edge; (also astropecten) a starfish of this genus.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in New & Complete Dictionary Arts & Science. From post-classical Latin astropecten (J. H. Linck 1733, in De stellis marinis II. 26) from astro- + classical Latin pecten comb.
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.