Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1890–1967), US geneticist. He discovered that X-rays induce mutations in the genetic material of the fruit fly Drosophila and thus recognized the danger of X-radiation to living things. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1946)
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.