Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The gametophyte of ferns and related plants.
- ‘Here I re-examine the formation of the prothallus in a fern gametophyte in the context of a ‘whole-plant’ developmental response.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from pro- ‘before, earlier’ + Greek thallos green shoot.
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.