Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The wild arum or cuckoo pint, Arum maculatum.
2The early purple orchid, Orchis mascula.
3The foxglove; = bloody finger.Related bloody finger
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Withering (1741–1799), physician and 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.