Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A genus of perennial, tufted, flowering herbs of the family Plumbaginaceae, which are native to (especially alpine and coastal) areas in Europe, Asia, America, and North Africa, many being cultivated widely as ornamental plants; (also armeria) a plant of this genus, of which the most widespread is common thrift, Armeria maritima.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin armeria any of various plants of the genus Dianthus, apparently from Middle French armerie (15th cent.; also armoirie, armorie; French † armoirie, † armerie), of unknown origin.
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.