Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
More fully Alphonso mango. A small yellow or orange mango variety native to and chiefly cultivated in western India, which is highly prized for its sweet, perfumed flesh.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Anderson (1739–1808), agriculturist and political economist. From Portuguese alfonso, variant of afonsa, probably from the name of Alphonso(also Afonso) de Albuquerque, Portuguese explorer and ruler of Portuguese India.
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.