Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
rare Medicine= "autointoxication" (rare).
Chemistry the inactivation of a catalyst by a substrate; the slowing or blocking of a chemical reaction by this means; frequently attributive.
Late 19th century.
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.