Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for sphalerite
- ‘Zinc blende has 140 atoms and 308 bonds.’
Late 17th century: from German, from blenden ‘deceive’ (so named because it often resembles galena, but is deceptive in that it yields no lead).
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.