Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pea plant which has edible cylindrical pods with four longitudinal wavy flanges.
- ‘Also known as asparagus pea or goa bean, the winged bean is a native of Papua New Guinea, and is fairly common on Southeast Asian and British tables.’
- ‘Cover and cook for one minute, then uncover and add the asparagus peas or mangetouts.’
- ‘The asparagus pea is indigenous to the Mediterranean region of Europe and the Near East, but now cultivated in Western Europe almost exclusively as a connoisseur's vegetable.’
- ‘They can solve the problem of early frost by cultivating asparagus peas in containers and moving them inside to a greenhouse or sunny bay window to complete maturation.’
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.