Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- rare term for oxygenate
- ‘For those who have never taken a yoga class, it's a simple exercise in visualization: try to picture the breath oxygenizing the muscle being touched.’
- ‘It had to be oxygenized as well, or his creations all would have suffocated.’
- ‘He was pointing at the shaker (used for bacterial cultures etc. to keep the fluid oxygenized) and asking me if I knew how it worked.’
- ‘I noiselessly fumigate one of them; I noiselessly oxygenize the other, by means of simple apparatus fixed outside in the corner here.’
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.