Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for costmary
- ‘Costmary, Alecost, Bible-leaf, Sweet Mary, or Mint Geranium is a sprawling, hardy perennial that reaches 3 feet in height when in bloom.’
- ‘Alecost (Tanacetum balsamita) is also known as costmary.’
- ‘Alecost was the most popular flavoring for ale during the Middle Ages.’
Late 16th century: from ale + cost.
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.