Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Hypothetical living material such as microorganisms or spores present in space, postulated as able to initiate or spread life on reaching a suitable environment.
1950s; earliest use found in John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892–1964), geneticist.
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.