Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Whatsoever essence it derives from earth or water, all that conduces to its bitterness, its acridity, its unpleasantness.’
- ‘Introduced from China, this taro has a relatively low acridity and is popular for taro chips.’
- ‘Consuming radish generally results in improved digestion, but some people are sensitive to its acridity and robust action.’
- ‘I was surprised by the acridity of my own response.’
- ‘Everything good in nature and the world is in that moment of transition, when the swarthy juices still flow plentifully from nature, but their astringency or acridity is got out by ethics and humanity ’.’
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.