Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Roast, scorch, or dry (a substance such as an ore, a drug, or a fuel) with heat to drive off all moisture or impurities.‘torrefying wood loses 30% of the mass but only 10% of the energy’
Early 17th century: from French torréfier, from Latin torrefacere ‘dry by heat’, from torrere ‘parch, scorch’.
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.