Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small hammer with a rubber head used to test reflexes and in medical percussion.
- ‘The pleximeter is held firmly into an intercostal space while two quick uniform taps with the plexor, using wrist action, are delivered to it.’
Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from Greek plēxis percussion (from plēssein to strike) + -or.
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.