Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A minute elongated mite, Cecidophyopsis ribis (family Eriophyidae), which is a pest of currant and gooseberry bushes, especially blackcurrants, living inside the buds and causing the disease ‘big bud’.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1828–1901), economic entomologist.
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.