Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A berry of a blood-red colour.
2A perennial shrub, Rivina humilis (family Phytolaccaceae), of the southern United States and tropical America, which bears pale pink flowers and blood-red berries.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Tooke (bap. 1744, d. 1820), writer and translator.
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.