Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An animal that lives on flowers; (Entomology) †a lamellicorn beetle of a former division Anthobii which feeds on flowers (obsolete).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From French anthobie (P. A. LATREILLE in Nouveau dict. d'hist. nat. X. 282; from ancient Greek ἄνθος flower + βίος life: see bio-) + -an.
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.