Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Time as measured by atomic clocks; specifically (more fully "International Atomic Time") an internationally accepted time scale now based on the weighted average of the time given by a set of atomic clocks located in different countries, and forming the basis of Coordinated Universal Time.
1930s; earliest use found in The Times.
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.