Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A line on a map connecting points having the same amount of rainfall in a given period.
- ‘These are rainfall isohyets (in mm) for the Maitland flood event of February 1955.’
- ‘This area belongs to the carob tree forest located in a saline depression between the annual 300-400 mm isohyets.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, the isohyets match these vegetation zones closely, as they should.’
Late 19th century: from iso- ‘equal’ + Greek huetos ‘rain’.
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.