Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of yam, Dioscorea bulbifera, which forms edible potato-like bulbils in its leaf axils, and is sometimes cultivated for ornament or (especially in West Africa) as a food crop, but in some areas is considered an invasive weed.
Late 19th century.
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.