Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of several European shrubby alpine rhododendrons; especially Rhododendron hirsutum and R. ferrugineum; = "rose of the Alps".
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New Sporting Magazine. From German Alpenrose from either Alpen-, combining form of Alp mountain pasture, high mountain or Alpen, the name of the Alps + Rose.
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.