Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The aromatic herb southernwood, Artemisia abrotanum (family Asteraceae (Compositae).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Jamieson (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist. Apparently from Anglo-Norman averoine, averonie, etc., with alteration of the first element by folk-etymological association with apple (perhaps on account of the aroma of the plant). For further discussion see Sc. National Dict. at aippleringie n.
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.