Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A change of an orbital electron in an atom from one quantized state to another, with the emission or absorption of radiation of a characteristic wavelength.
1920s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.
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.