Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A mildew, Sphaerotheca mors-uvae, which chiefly affects gooseberry and blackcurrant bushes, causing a white powdery coating on young shoots and a brown felty covering on fruit and leaves.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Massee (1850–1917).
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.