Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Either of two similar apple-scented mints grown as herbs, Mentha suaveolens, originally of southern Europe (and south-west Britain) and now widely naturalized, and M.× villosa, a hybrid of M. suaveolens and spearmint (M. spicata); especially a broad-leaved cultivar of this hybrid, M.× villosavar. alopecuroides.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times.
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.