Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A spore, produced by certain fungi and slime moulds, which is forcibly ejected on maturity.
1940s; earliest use found in Mycologia. From French ballistospore from post-classical Latin ballisticus + French -o- + spore. The spore is so called on account of its forcible ejection on maturity.
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.