Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A technique for determining the concentration of particular metal elements in a sample, in which light is passed through the substance in vaporized or atomized form (e.g. in a flame) and then analysed to ascertain how the light has changed.
1950s; earliest use found in Spectrochimica Acta.
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.