Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A butterhead lettuce of a variety that has crisp dark green leaves.
- ‘A bibb lettuce salad came bearing wishy-washy Stilton vinaigrette - surprising, since the restaurant's Stilton sauce, an optional add-on to the broiled meats, is dazzling and addictive.’
- ‘The best salad types have very open heads and are often a pale green fading to yellow at the heart, about the color of bibb lettuce.’
- ‘Make a bed of bibb lettuce and watercress leaves on each plate. Arrange the grapefruit and avocado sections on top.’
- ‘Grow a miniature version of romaine or bibb lettuce that's just the right size for an individual salad.’
- ‘This salad is very simple: bibb lettuce dressed with browned butter with lemon added.’
Late 19th century: named after Jack Bibb (1789–1884), the American horticulturalist who developed it.
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.