Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The branch of zoology that deals with whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
- ‘Much of cetology still demands some exploitation of cetaceans, and the more respect you have for them the less easy it is to use them.’
- ‘Ishmael ends the discussion of cetology by saying that his classification system can't easily be perfected, like all great works, it will remain unfinished.’
- ‘For the most part, these chapters on cetology are not dull, dry, tedious accounts.’
- ‘In his discourse on cetology, Ishmael describes himself in passing as ‘an American whaleman’.’
- ‘Besides that, I absolutely enjoyed this book edited by the greatest minds of cetology of our time.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin cetus ‘whale’ (see Cetacea) + -logy.
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.