Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A variety of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, with purple flowers and dark seeds.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. After classical Latin nigrum papāver.
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.