Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Genetic polymorphism that persists at a stable level within a population, being maintained by a selective advantage favouring heterozygotic organisms; an instance of this.
1930s; earliest use found in Edmund Ford (1901–1988), geneticist.
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.