Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1rare The cornflower, Centaurea cyanus (rare).
2Any of several blue-flowered plants of the genus Meconopsis from the Himalayas; especially (more fully Himalayan blue poppy) M. betonicifolia and M. grandis, which are grown as ornamentals.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Synonyma Herbarium.
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.