Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(on scorecards) maiden over(s).
3Malta (international vehicle registration).
4Medium (as a clothes size).
5in combination (in units of measurement) mega-‘8 Mbytes of memory’
Messier (catalogue of nebulae)‘the galaxy M33’
(with reference to solutions) molar.‘0.15 M NaCl solution’
9(in UK road designations) motorway.‘the M25’
10Used with following numeral in measures of money supply.‘broad money, M3, grew by an annualized 9.7 per cent’
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.