Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A buttercup, Ranunculus bulbosus, native to western Europe, which has a distinctive bulb-shaped root structure and yellow flowers, and occurs as a perennial weed of grassland.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Stephens (1795–1874), writer on agriculture.
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.