Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A colony of termites, typically within a tall mound of cemented earth.
- ‘The presence of mushrooms in a termitarium is a sure sign that the termites have died.’
- ‘We observed birds entering arboreal termitaria at dusk, presumably to roost.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin termes, termit- ‘termite’.
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.