Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A great circle of the celestial sphere whose diameter runs from zenith to nadir.
- ‘These vertical circles are more obvious at the surface.’
- ‘The three vertical circle detail is very uniting.’
- ‘Alcabitius, which uses vertical circles, bears the name of the 12 th-century Arabian astrologer, Alchabitus.’
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.