Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Any of various plants having an upright blue or bluish inflorescence; especially monkshood, Aconitum napellus, and (more fully "blue rocket larkspur") the larkspur Consolida regalis.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Abercrombie (1726–1806), horticulturist and writer.
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.