Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The noni or Indian mulberry, Morinda citrifolia. Also: the reddish dye obtained from this plant, used (especially formerly) in India to colour cotton fabrics.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Asiatick Researches. From Hindi āl Indian mulberry tree, of unknown origin.
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.