Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A unit in a system in which certain fundamental constants, such as the mass and charge of the electron and the Bohr radius, are assigned the value 1.
1920s; earliest use found in Douglas Hartree (1897–1958), mathematician and theoretical physicist.
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.