Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1876–1935), Scottish physiologist. He directed the research on pancreatic extracts by Frederick G. Banting and Charles H. Best that led to the discovery and isolation of insulin. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1923), shared with Banting.
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.