Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various edible plants with leaves resembling spinach, cultivated as leaf vegetables in parts of Africa; especially any of various amaranths, grown widely as food crops.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William S. Hamilton (1788–1856), philosopher.
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.