Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Disused A chromosome reckoned as the second in various classifications; now disused.
2A small extra chromosome, found especially in plants and invertebrates, which has no equivalent in the basic chromosome set of a species, and has an irregular, non-Mendelian, mode of inheritance.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist.
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.