Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A law stating that the elements, when listed in order of their atomic numbers (originally, atomic weights), fall into recurring groups, so that elements with similar properties occur at regular intervals.
- ‘This site provides details about him and his major achievement, with the discovery of periodic law and the table.’
- ‘His discovery of the periodic law in the late 1860s was a remarkable accomplishment.’
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.