Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- systematic chemical name for diethyl ether
- ‘The vapour of ethoxyethane is very dense, and can creep along bench surfaces or along the floor.’
- ‘The ethoxyethane was evaporated off and the residue was extracted three times with ethoxyethane.’
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.