Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Fennel flower, Nigella sativa, a plant producing small black seeds used as a spice; (also) (more fully black cumin seed) the seeds themselves; also called Roman coriander.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Hexham (fl. 1601–1650), soldier and author.
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.