Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Aloe wood, the fragrant resinous heartwood of trees of the South-East Asian genus Aquilaria, especially that of A. malaccensis (formerly A. agallocha).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Bartholomew Traheron (c1510–?1558), protestant writer and reformer. From post-classical Latin agallochum, agalochum, earlier agallochon from Hellenistic Greek ἀγάλλοχον, ἀγάλοχον, ultimately from an Indian language.
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.