Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Originally: a rock of organic origin; specifically one composed of the remains of living organisms or produced by the activity of such organisms. In later use also: a mineralized particle of animal or plant origin, found in soil, rock, etc.
Mid 19th century. From bio- + -lith, after German Biolith.
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.