Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A climbing European hedgerow plant with broad glossy leaves, poisonous red berries, and black tubers.
- ‘This is a soothing cream formulated from the fresh root of the wild black bryony to bring relief.’
- ‘Wash the black bryony and remove the lower hard part.’
- ‘A rather undistinguished twining plant with shiny heart- or arrow-shaped leaves and small, green 6-petalled flowers, black bryony grows in woods and hedges.’
- ‘Cases of an allergic contact dermatitis from black bryony have been described by the researchers.’
- ‘Along the coastal line and in the internal part as far as the foot of the mount of Cumae it is easy to find: buntings, camomile, rosemary, ilexes, strawberry-trees, lentisk, junipers, black bryonies, and butcher's brooms.’
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.