Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of a set of finite differences calculated by subtracting a previous value of a function f(x) from the present value when the argument x is varied by a small negative amount; frequently attributive.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Annals of Mathematics.
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.