Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An eating apple of a late-ripening variety with a mainly yellowish-green skin and firm yellowish flesh.
- ‘The market doesn't support more than a dozen varieties, a terrible shame considering the thousands in existence: who remembers Sturmers, Democrats, Ranelaghs or the Golden Pippin?’
Mid 19th century: named after the village of Sturmer, on the Essex–Suffolk border, where it was first grown.
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.