Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The state or condition of being autopolyploid; the process of chromosome doubling through which an autopolyploid is formed.
1920s; earliest use found in Cyril Darlington (1903–1981), cytogeneticist and evolutionist. From auto- + polyploidy, after German Autopolyploidie.
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.