Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for versed sine
- ‘He also introduced the versine into trigonometry.’
- ‘The versine is related to the sine by the formula versin x = 1-cos x.’
Early 19th century: abbreviation.
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.