Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
One of several alternating columns of rising and descending water produced when a layer of water is overlain by a denser, saltier layer.
- ‘Since the discovery of salt fingers by Stern in 1960, there has been much speculation about their role in oceanic mixing.’
- ‘The evolution of a salt finger from initial instability to a fully developed feature is difficult to follow in a fluid because of the close-packed array of cells that is formed.’
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.