Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of several plants found or cultivated in Africa, the fruits of which have a hot, spicy flavour and are used in cooking; especially Capsicum frutescens (family Solanaceae), Piper clusii (family Piperaceae), and Xylopia aethiopica (family Annonaceae).
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Clarkson (1760–1846), slavery abolitionist.
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.