Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A temperature at which iron or steel assumes a bluish tint as a result of becoming covered with a film of iron oxide, typically about 300°C; frequently figurative.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Smeaton (1724–1792), civil engineer.
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.