Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brand of diethyltoluamide, a colorless oily liquid with a mild odor, used as an insect repellent.
- ‘Similar proportions of nonradioactive Deet were measured chemically after evaporation and washing.’
- ‘I used a Deet product during a cross-country ride two summers ago and did not properly read the fine print.’
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.