Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A solution of osmium tetroxide.
- ‘The bacilli were stained by osmic acid and not dissolved by potash tye.’
- ‘Small pieces of tissue are immersed in 2 per cent osmic acid for 8 to 16 days.’
Mid 19th century: osmic from osmium + -ic.
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.