Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Either of two small ferns commonly found on rocks and walls, maidenhair spleenwort, Asplenium trichomanes, and (now more usually) the Eurasian fern A. adiantum-nigrum, which has triangular fronds with a dark base to the stem.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Stephen Robson (1741–1779), botanist.
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.