Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The rose Rosa pendulina (formerly R. alpina), of the mountains of central and southern Europe, which has bright pink flowers and hanging red fruits.
2Alpenrose.See also alpenrose
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Bradley (?1688–1732), botanist and writer. After post-classical Latin rosa Alpina.
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.