Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The parasitic plant Buchnera americana (family Orobanchaceae) of eastern North America, which has purple flowers.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Amos Eaton (1776–1842).
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.