Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of several rust fungi of the genus Gynosporangium, especially G. juniperivirginianae, which alternately infects red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and the apple; the disease caused by this, resulting (in the apple) in lesions on the leaves and distorted fruit.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Botanical Gazette.
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.