Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Forming adjectives and nouns denoting an animal belonging to a higher taxon with a name ending in -oidea.‘hominoid’‘percoid’
2Forming adjectives and nouns denoting form or resemblance.‘asteroid’‘rhomboid’
From modern Latin -oides, from Greek -oeidēs; related to eidos ‘form’.
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.