Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ecologically ideal region or form of society, generally viewed as imaginary.
- ‘I'm not looking for an ecotopia, I'm just curious how folks would do it.’
- ‘So maybe this is a reason to push for an Ecotopia, after all: Finally, we could get some real, public-health-oriented social engineering underway.’
1975: from the title of a novel by Ernest Callenbach, originally denoting the Pacific coast of the US, from eco- ‘ecological’, on the pattern of Utopia.
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.