Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large stable block of the earth's crust forming the nucleus of a continent.
- ‘Mobile belts of various ages seem to have stitched Africa's Archean cratons together by Himalayan-style continental collisions.’
- ‘Many workers have interpreted the Zimbabwe craton as vertically accreted crust.’
- ‘Scotland lies on ancient continental crust known as the Hebridean craton.’
- ‘Although continents were small, they consisted of stable cratons.’
- ‘Much of the craton remained stable up to Triassic time, with sedimentary sequences dominated by shallow-water and subaerial sediments.’
1930s: alteration of kratogen in the same sense, from Greek kratos ‘strength’.
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.