Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A creamy-white edible bean which has a black mark at the point where it was attached to the pod.
- ‘She went over to the side-dish section to get corn, black-eyed peas, green beans, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw.’
- ‘Place the black-eyed peas in a small bowl and reserve, keeping warm.’
- ‘Many parts of the U.S. celebrate the new year by consuming black-eyed peas.’
- ‘But with chunky pieces of warm French bread, the crunchy black-eyed beans plus the slices of avocado and soured cream it turned out to be very filling and very tasty - not mouth-searingly hot but subtly spicy.’
- ‘It was filling peasant fare: sausages, broad beans, smoked pork, bread and pecorino cheese, fried crabs and black-eyed beans.’
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.