Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting the mode by which something develops or is produced.‘orogeny’‘organogeny’
Related to French -génie; both forms derive from Greek -geneia, from gen- (root of gignomai ‘be born, become’ and genos ‘a kind’).
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.