Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bitter compound obtained from two Amazonian forest trees, Himatanthus lancifolius and H. sucuuba (family Apocynaceae), whose bark and leaves are used in Brazilian folk medicine.
Late 19th century. From German Agoniadin from Brazilian Portuguese agoniada, the name of the tree from which the substance was first obtained + -in.
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.