Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(The seed of) a variety of the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, resembling the pinto bean, which was found growing wild about Anasazi ruins near Durango, Colorado, and which is now grown and dried commercially (Anasazi Beans is a trademark in the United States).
1950s; earliest use found in Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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.