Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A potato of a variety with creamy flesh and smooth oval tubers.
- ‘Potatoes count, too - John and Marco Valente of Valente's in Kirkcaldy swear by English Maris Pipers.’
- ‘Strange that you ask as only today I wanted Maris Pipers but they were sold out.’
- ‘No, Maris Pipers are sold to McCains so they can be made into frozen chips.’
1970s: named after Maris Lane, original site of the Plant Breeding Institute; Piper was chosen arbitrarily as a word beginning with p- for potato.
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.