Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1usually as modifier A dwarf variety of a cultivated flower or vegetable.‘Tom Thumb lettuce’
2A small wild flower, especially bird's-foot trefoil.
Late 19th century: from the name of the hero of a children's story, a ploughman's son who was only as tall as his father's thumb.
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.