Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Alder buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula, a native of Europe and introduced in North America.
2Jamaican rare Jamaican the Caribbean tree Piscidia carthaginensis (rare).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Hutton (1737–1823), mathematician.
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.