Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An obsolete scale of temperature at which water freezes at 0° and boils at 80° under standard conditions.
- ‘The Réaumur scale saw widespread use in Europe, particularly in France and Germany as well as Russia.’
- ‘Use of the Réaumur scale was once widespread, but by the late 19th century it had been supplanted by other systems.’
Late 18th century: named after René A. F. de Réaumur (1683–1757), French naturalist.
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.