Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Doctor of Medicine:‘he attained the degree of MD’physician, medical practitioner, medical man, medical woman, clinician, doctor of medicine, mdView synonyms
2British Managing Director:‘the MD of a small airline’
3Maryland (in official postal use).
4Musical director.administrator, manager, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, chair, head, chief, boss, principal, leader, governor, president, premierView synonyms
The chemical element mendelevium.
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.