Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The edible red fruit of a tropical West African tree, Haematostaphis barteri (family Anacardiaceae).
2Any of several varieties of plum having deep red flesh, chiefly of Japanese origin.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Gardener’ s Monthly.
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.