Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A planet that directly orbits the sun.
- ‘The primary planets comprise the major planets, of which nine are known, viz., in order of distance from the Sun, Mercury, Venus, the Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, and the minor planets or asteroids, the orbits of which lie between those of Mars and Jupiter.’
- ‘Valon was the primary planet in the Tiroc system.’
- ‘Pluto also has a relatively large moon (1,400km across) named Charon, which is regarded as the largest moon in the Solar System with respect to the size of its primary planet.’
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.