Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An extensive plain formed in a desert by the coalescence of neighbouring pediments.
- ‘Individual pediments can coalesce to form extensive surfaces called pediplains, commonly several thousand square kilometres in extent.’
1930s: from pediment + plain.
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.