Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A moving-coil galvanometer whose coil has a large moment of inertia and a slow swing, so that the instrument responds to the quantity of charge passed (rather than the size of the current) and is suitable for measuring very small currents.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Thomson (1819–1890), archbishop of York.
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.