Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Forming nouns adopted unchanged from Latin (such as alluvium) or based on Latin or Greek words (such as euphonium)
2Forming names of metallic elements.‘cadmium’‘magnesium’
3Denoting a region of the body.‘pericardium’
4Denoting a biological structure.‘mycelium’
Modern Latin in -ium (sense 2, -ium sense 3, -ium sense 4), via Latin from Greek -ion.
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.