Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A line on a map connecting points at which the barometric pressure has changed by an equal amount during a specified time.
- ‘Thus an isallobar would join all places in an area that show a change of +2 millibars, another -1 millibars, and so on.’
Early 20th century: from iso- ‘equal’ + allo- ‘other’ + bar.
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.