Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of mangrove, Avicennia germinans (or A. nitida), of tropical America and Africa which has rough dark-coloured bark and pneumatophores rather than prop roots (also called olive mangrove); (formerly also) the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle (rare).
Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Dampier (1651–1715), buccaneer and explorer.
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.