Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Each of a set of geometrical axes which define directions with respect to a three-dimensional object; (Aeronautics) each of a set of rectangular coordinate axes having their origin at the centre of gravity of an aircraft and the x-axis along its longest dimension.
Biology a main line of growth, direction, organization, or symmetry within the body of an organism.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society.
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.