Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in some small algae and fungi) a small pore through which spores are discharged.
opening, orifice, aperture, hole, outlet, inlet, ventView synonyms
- ‘In other words, the ascocarp is closed but for an ostiole at the distal end.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin ostiolum, diminutive of ostium ‘opening’.
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.