Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The procedure of passing a beam of light though a converging lens on to a plane surface that reflects it back the way it has come (initially as a parallel beam); the use of an autocollimator; an instance of this.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From French autocollimation from auto- + collimation.
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.