Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1837–98), English industrial chemist; full name John Alexander Reina Newlands. He proposed a form of periodic table shortly before Dmitri Mendeleev, based on a supposed law of octaves according to which similar chemical properties recurred in every eighth element.
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.