Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The plants belonging to the former taxonomic division Cryptogamia; the cryptogamous plants collectively (erroneously believed to have no sexual organs).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Magazine. From post-classical Latin agamae (plural noun), use as noun of feminine plural of agamus, after French agames.
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.