Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A variety of citron, Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis, in which the fruit consists of a cluster of yellow finger-like projections.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Gentleman's Magazine. After Chinese fó shǒu gān, lit. ‘Buddha hand citron’.
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.