Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Shaped like a bunch of grapes; (in early use) bearing flowers in clusters or racemes, which develop successively from the base upward. Now chiefly Mycology.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Asa Gray (1810–1888), botanist. From ancient Greek βότρυς cluster of grapes + -ose, after German botrytisch.
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.