Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A photoelectric device containing a piece of selenium.
- ‘While working on the photophone, he inadvertently discovered that if a beam of light was focused on a selenium cell and then rapidly interrupted by a rotating disk, the cell produced an audible sound.’
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.