Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Of lead with a valence of four; of lead (IV)Compare with plumbous
- ‘Alternatively, there is lead(IV) nitrate and plumbic nitrate.’
- 1.1Medicine Caused by the presence of lead.
Late 18th century: from Latin plumbum lead + -ic.
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.