Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An orifice in the capsule of phaeodarian actinopods, consisting of a tubular projection or proboscis arising from a radiate operculum.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919). From astro- (in allusion to the radiate operculum) + -pyle.
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.