Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Relating to the lungs.‘pneumogastric’
2Relating to the presence of air or gas.‘pneumothorax’
Pneumo- (sense 1) from Greek pneumōn ‘lung’; pneumo- (sense 2) from Greek pneuma ‘air’.
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.