Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Sodium bicarbonate (or sometimes potassium bicarbonate) as the main ingredient of baking powder.
- ‘Industrially saleratus was made by combining pearlash with carbonic acid. However pioneers heading west did manage to stumble across naturally-occurring deposits of it from time to time (Saleratus Lake, Wyoming was one such place).’
- ‘Saleratus was adopted by the medical community as a safe and effective treatment for acid stomach.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin sal aeratus ‘aerated salt’.
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.