Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A layer of cells which develops at the base of a pedicel, petiole, etc., and then breaks down, causing the flower, leaf, etc., to fall off.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club.
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.