Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A red crystalline compound used in the manufacture of dyes.
- ‘Some of the major known ingredients of the root not listed above include indoxyl-beta-glucoside, beta-sitosterol, and isatin.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin isatis ‘woad’ (from Greek) + -in.
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.