Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sand dune in the form of a long, narrow ridge.
- ‘Linear or seif dunes occur in areas of more variable winds and show less lateral movement; star-shaped dunes develop in areas of very variable winds and show little lateral movement and considerable vertical accretion.’
Early 20th century: from Arabic sayf sword (because of the shape).
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.