Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating the decomposition of organic matter by microbial or enzymic action, especially as part of a sewage treatment process where solids and liquids are treated separately; of or relating to such a treatment process.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From bio- + -lytic, originally after German biolytisch.
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.