Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An evergreen tree, Pouteria caimito (family Sapotaceae), of tropical South America, yielding hard heavy timber and edible ovoid or round fruit; (also) the fruit itself, which is yellow-skinned and has mild-flavoured, mucilaginous white flesh.
Mid 19th century. FromBrazilian Portuguese abiu from Tupi a’biu.
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.