Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A highly poisonous glycoprotein present in the seeds (jequirity beans) of the jequirity or Indian liquorice, Abrus precatorius.
Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Abrus, genus name, specific use of post-classical Latin abrus, both denoting the plant jequirity + -in.
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.