Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Brightness of the night sky in a built-up area as a result of light pollution.
- ‘Light pollution occurs when too much artificial illumination enters the night sky and reflects off airborne water droplets and dust particles causing ‘skyglow’.’
- ‘It's the skyglow, from artificial lights and smog.’
- ‘A combination of skyglow, clouds, and insufficient aperture kept me from spotting it, though the sites farther east were much darker.’
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.