Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1943–2012), Mexican chemist. His work with F. Sherwood Rowland (1927–2012) on the behaviour of CFCs used as propellants led to his discovery that these collect in the upper atmosphere where they are broken down by ultraviolet light, releasing free chlorine atoms that are damaging to ozone. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1995, with Rowland and Paul Crutzen (b.1933)).
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.