Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1900–58), US physicist, born in Austria. He made a major contribution to quantum theory with his exclusion principle, according to which only two electrons in an atom could occupy the same quantum level, provided they had opposite spins. Nobel Prize for Physics (1945)
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.