Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The point at which a spacecraft in lunar orbit is closest to the moon.The opposite of apolune
- ‘SMART - 1 reached its closest point to the lunar surface so far - its first ‘perilune’ - at an altitude of about 5000 kilometres at 18: 48 Central European Time on 15 November.’
1960s: from peri- ‘around’ + Latin luna ‘moon’, on the pattern of perigee.
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.