Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In the terminology of L. S. Beale: a unit of bioplasm as an independently existing entity capable of growth and reproduction; the living part of a cell.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Lionel Smith Beale (1828–1906), physician and microscopist. From bio- + -plast, after bioplasm.
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.