Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A crucible made from a mixture of clay and black lead (graphite), and capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Lewis (bap. 1708, d. 1781), physician and experimental chemist.
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.