Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1rare The blue-flowered sea aster, Aster tripolium (now rare).
2German chamomile, Matricaria chamomilla which yields a blue essential oil, (also) the oil itself, used in perfumery and cosmetics.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Gerard (c1545–1612), herbalist.
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.