Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1908–91), US physicist. With William Shockley and Walter Brattain, he developed a point-contact transistor, for which they shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1956. He also worked on the theory of superconductivity, for which he shared the prize in 1972 with colleagues Leon N. Cooper (born 1930) and John Robert Schrieffer (born 1931)
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.