Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In certain plants: a stalk-like structure located between the calyx and the other parts of the flower.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Frederick Gray (1766–1828), naturalist and pharmacologist. From antho- + -phore, after French anthophore.
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.