Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The product of the atomic weight of an element and its specific heat.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Graham (1805–1869), chemist. After French chaleur atomique.
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.