Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small balloon used to carry instruments for recording atmospheric conditions into the upper atmosphere; a weather balloon, a sounding balloon.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From French ballon-sonde from ballon + sonde.
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.