Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for siderite
- ‘The district along Sutherland River has a valuable deposit of spathic iron ore.’
- ‘Spongy iron from the reduction of spathic iron ore is heated to redness and steam passed over it.’
Mid 19th century: spathic from spath, a rare variant of spar, + -ic.
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.