Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A foxtail grass, Alopecurus myosuroides (formerly A. agrestis), common as a weed of cereal crops.
2The red-top Agrostis gigantea, a perennial grass native to Europe and widely naturalized in North America.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Arthur Young (1741–1820), agricultural reformer and writer.
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.