Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A low-growing shrub, Arctostaphylos alpina, a native of high ground in northern Europe and North America with dark purple berries and white flowers.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Edward Smith (1759–1828), botanist.
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.