Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plane or face that intersects the principal or c axis and is parallel to both a and b axes; a crystal form or solid figure containing two such planes or faces parallel to each other.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Nicol (1810–1879), geologist.
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.