Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Surgery involving the grafting or transplantation of tissue from one part of an individual's body to another part; an instance of this.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of the Medical Sciences. From auto- + -plasty, after French autoplastie. Compare German Autoplastie. Compare slightly earlier autoplastic.
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.