Questions about symbols
What are the origins of @ and &? What do you call the dot above the letters i and j? Head this way with all your questions about symbols.
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Is a coconut actually a nut? Head this way to discover answers to those odd little questions you’ve had on your mind.
The English language
Is ‘y’ a vowel or a consonant? How many words are there in English? This is the place to seek out answers to all your questions about the English language.
What rhymes with ‘orange’? Is ‘snuck’ a real word? How many is a ‘billion’? What’s the longest English word? We have answers to all your vocabulary questions.
Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
How did the orangutan get its name? What about the aardvark or the squirrel? We delve into the jungle of animal etymologies.
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.