Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In nouns denoting procedures and systems corresponding to names of instruments ending in -meter (such as calorimetry corresponding to calorimeter)
From Greek -metria, from -metrēs ‘measurer’.
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.