Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
More fully "ahuehuete tree". A Mexican cypress, Taxodium mucronatum (family Cupressaceae), which can attain great girth, commonly grown as an ornamental and also important for the production of timber and (especially formerly) medicinal resins.
Late 18th century. In some forms from (i) French ahuehuete and its etymon (ii) Mexican Spanish ahuehuete from Nahuatl āhuēhuētl.
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.