Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The portion of a cellulosic material that is soluble in alkaline solution and is re-precipitated by acids.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Charles Frederick Cross (1855–1935), industrial chemist.
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.