Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various plants constituting the cosmopolitan genus Alternanthera (family Amaranthaceae), which comprises low-growing stoloniferous plants (some of which are aquatic), typically having small white flowers and sometimes grown as bedding plants. Also (in form Alternanthera): the genus itself.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal Horticulture. From scientific Latin Alternanthera, genus name from classical Latin alternātus + post-classical Latin anthera, with reference to the arrangement of sterile and fertile anthers in an alternating pattern.
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.