Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The white poplar.
- ‘Grey poplar, Populus canescens, is a hybrid between abele and aspen.’
Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin albellus, diminutive of albus ‘white’. The term was reintroduced in the late 16th century from Dutch abeel (from Old French abel), when specimens were imported from the Netherlands.
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.