Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tall evergreen climbing shrub, Jasminum sambac (family Oleaceae), probably of Asian origin but widely naturalized elsewhere, which has dark glossy leaves and clusters of sweetly fragrant white flowers.
Late 17th century. After post-classical Latin Iasminum Arabicum (M. Caccini 1606, in C. Clusius Curae posteriores 3; compare earlier Gelsiminum Arabicum).
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.