Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1rare Divination by plants; the study of mystical properties ascribed to plants or flowers. Compare botanomancyrare (now historical).See also botanomancy
2archaic Botany. Now historical or archaic.
Mid 17th century. From botano- + -ology.
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.