Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Lime-bearing siliceous rock produced by the metamorphic alteration of limestone or dolomite.
- ‘The skarn is exposed along a steep mountainside that is gullied along its base by several small, intermittent streams that flow into a beautiful, boulder-filled river.’
- ‘No skarn or tactite ores have been reported from the district.’
- ‘In this issue I look at skarn, a metamorphic rock type.’
- ‘It would seem that these extremely rare specimens were created when gold mineralization was overprinted with later skarn mineralization.’
- ‘I discovered light-colored skarn mineralogy when I climbed the hill looking for prospect pits.’
Early 20th century: from Swedish, literally ‘dung, filth’.
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.