Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The fixed polyp-like stage in the life cycle of a jellyfish, which reproduces asexually by budding (strobilation).
- ‘A larva metamorphoses into a small polyp termed the scyphistoma.’
Late 19th century: from Latin scyphus ‘cup’ + Greek stoma ‘mouth’.
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.