Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(In a system of bosons) the existence of a large proportion of the particles in the quantum state of lowest energy when the temperature is below a certain very low value; abbreviated BEC.
1930s; earliest use found in The Physical Review.
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.