Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Electricity. With lower-case initial. The unit of current in the centimetre-gramme-second-electromagnetic unit system, equal to ten amperes; = abampere. Symbol Bi.
1940s (in an earlier sense). From the name of Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician.
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.