Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of garnet with a violet tint.
- ‘Rhodolite, a red variety that usually has a tinge of purple in it, is a mixture of almandine and pyrope.’
- ‘She described star garnets (almandines) from Emerald Creek, Idaho, as opaque.’
- ‘Garnet has a general grain size of about 3 mm and its composition is almandine, pyrope, spessartine and grossular.’
- ‘Associated with the quartz are crystals of almandine, kyanite, biotite, and magnesite.’
- ‘There are instances of quartz on almandine, quartz intergrown with almandine, quartz as an inclusion in almandine, and almandine as an inclusion in quartz.’
Late Middle English: from obsolete French, alteration of alabandine, from medieval Latin alabandina (gemma), ‘jewel from Alabanda’, an ancient city in Asia Minor where these stones were cut.
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.