Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having the pinnae or leaflets of a compound leaf alternate upon the midrib or petiole; (of leaf venation) consisting of a series of lateral branches arising alternately on each side of the midrib.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Moore (1821–1887), gardener and writer on horticulture. Perhaps after French alternati-penné; compare slightly earlier alternipinnate.
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.