Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A radar or ultrasound scan in which the echo signals are used to modify the brightness of a spot on an oscilloscope screen, so that a two-dimensional cross-sectional image can be built up from multiple scans; an image obtained by such a scan.
1940s; earliest use found in British Patents.
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.