Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The process by which plant remains become coal.
- ‘Depending on the degree of carbon concentration and coalification, one differentiates between lignite, bituminous coal and anthracite.’
- ‘The humic organic matter of peat is also altered on burial, water and volatiles being lost during the process of coalification.’
- ‘Plant fossils of the lower Pease River Flora are preserved mainly as compressions and coalifications.’
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.