Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Straight; rectangular; upright.‘orthodontics’
- 1.1 Right; correct.‘orthoepy’
- 1.1 Right; correct.
Denoting substitution at two adjacent carbon atoms in a benzene ring, e.g., in 1, 2 positions.‘orthodichlorobenzene’Compare with meta- and para-
Denoting a compound from which a meta-compound is formed by dehydration.‘orthophosphoric acid’
From Greek orthos ‘straight, right’.
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.