Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plane figure with eleven straight sides and angles.
- ‘The hendecagons in the model are not quite regular.’
- ‘The loonie is a seven-gram, 11-sided disk - technically a hendecagon - 26.5 millimetres in diameter and 1.75 millimetres thick.’
- ‘The regular hendecagon cannot be constructed using the classical Greek rules of geometric construction.’
- ‘Though hendecagons are the most flexible polygons we have examined, there is a downside.’
Early 18th century: from hendeca- ‘eleven’+ -gon, on the pattern of words such as polygon.
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.