Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A human blood type (in the ABO system) containing both the A and B agglutinogens. In blood transfusion, a person with blood of this group is a potential universal recipient.
(in the Jewish calendar) the eleventh month of the civil year and the fifth month of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of July and August.
From Hebrew ’ āḇ.
1Able seaman; able-bodied seaman.
2Alberta (in official postal use)
3US Bachelor of Arts.
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.