Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Rock fragments and particles ejected by a volcanic eruption.
- ‘Two types of tephra fallout deposits have been observed.’
- ‘Some reports are stating that that tephra rim could collapse later this year.’
- ‘Any such lateral motions could contribute to the absence or thinness of distal marine tephra layers on submarine high points or steep slopes.’
- ‘Southwesterly winds carried the tephra northeast and destroyed a few tens of farms.’
1940s: from Greek, literally ‘ash, ashes’.
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.