Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fungus belonging to the Autobasidiomycetes, a former division of the phylum Basidiomycota (the basidiomycetes), including mushrooms, toadstools, and related fungi having an autobasidium.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Mordecai Cooke (1825–1914), naturalist and mycologist. From German Autobasidiomycete from auto- + Basidiomycete.
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.