Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An oleoresin obtained from a tropical tree and used in varnishes, ointments, and aromatherapy.
- ‘Because of its drying and conserving properties, Elemi was one of the aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming their dead.’
- ‘Ethyl alcohol is a comparatively poor solvent for elemi, but some perfumers prefer to extract only once with one or two parts of ethyl alcohol.’
Mid 16th century: perhaps from Arabic al-lāmī.
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.