Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of a group of minerals related to apatite, containing rare-earth elements (especially cerium) and typically occurring as pale yellow to dark brown or black masses of prismatic crystals. Now frequently with a suffix indicating the predominant rare-earth element.
Late 19th century. From ancient Greek βρῖθος weight (from βρίθειν to be heavy, of uncertain origin, perhaps ultimately from the same Indo-European base as Early Irish bríg strength, power) + -o- + -lite.
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.