Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of the gills of certain fungi: reaching, but only narrowly attached to, the stipe or stem.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Frederick Gray (1766–1828), naturalist and pharmacologist. From classical Latin adnexus, past participle of adnectere annex + -ed.
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.