Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Belonging to or characteristic of the family Bignoniaceae of dicotyledonous plants (comprising mainly tropical and subtropical American lianes, trees, and shrubs), of which Bignonia is the type genus.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Helen Maria Williams (1761–1827), writer. From bignonia + -aceous, after scientific Latin Bignoniaceae, family name.
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.