Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(1912–99), US nuclear chemist; full name Glenn Theodore Seaborg. During 1940–58, he and his colleagues produced nine of the transuranic elements (plutonium to nobelium) in a cyclotron. He shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Edwin McMillan (1907–91)
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.