Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Regular variation in the eccentricity of the moon's orbit around the earth, caused mainly by the sun's attraction.
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘elevation, exaltation’): from Latin evectio(n-), from evehere ‘carry out or up’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + vehere ‘carry’.
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.