Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant root that grows in the air; especially a root of a climber that clings to its support, or a root of a mangrove that grows upwards to allow respiration.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist.
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.