Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Indicating or connecting points of the earth's surface at which the magnetic declination is the same.
- ‘By 1701 Edmond Halley had dashed these hopes, showing that in the western North Atlantic, for instance, the isogonic lines (of constant variation) run almost east-west and so are independent of longitude.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek isogōnios ‘equiangular’ + -ic.
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.