Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various plants of the family Brassicaceae that have leaves with a peppery or sharp taste, especially winter cress and land cress (genus Barbarea), London rocket, Sisymbrium irio, and hedge mustard, Sisymbrium officinale; also in plural with singular concord.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Turner (d. 1568), naturalist and religious controversialist.
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.