Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Platinum in the form of a finely divided black powder, used as a catalyst and absorbent for gases.
- ‘Soot, carbon black, platinum black, and carborundum are among the materials that come closest to a blackbody in the real world.’
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.