Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Two diffuse luminous patches in the southern sky, now known to be small irregular galaxies that are the closest to our own. The Large Magellanic Cloud is about 169,000 light years away and the Small Magellanic Cloud is about 210,000 light years.
Named after the Portuguese explorer Magellan (see Magellan, Ferdinand).
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.