Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A variety of grapevine originating in Greece, grown chiefly in southern Italy for grapes that are used to make a red wine; the grape of this vine.
Mid 19th century. From Italian aglianico, of uncertain origin; perhaps ultimately from post-classical Latin Hellenicus Greek, although this presents some phonological difficulties.
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.