Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A rare mineral found in deposits of bismuth- and arsenic-bearing minerals and typically occurring as yellowish or green botryoidal aggregates.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From German Atelestit from ancient Greek ἀτέλεστος without end, unaccomplished + German -it, with remodelling of the ending after -ite; perhaps so called with allusion to the unknown composition of the mineral when it was first described.
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.