Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plane figure with nine straight sides and nine angles.
- ‘What's the perimeter of a nonagon whose sides are each twice the length of the side of a square whose area is 16 square units?’
- ‘The room is shaped as a large nonagon, its sheer walls, a flat metallic grey, rising almost two stories up and curving into a dome.’
Mid 17th century: formed irregularly from Latin nonus ‘ninth’, on the pattern of words such as hexagon.
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.