Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
More fully "bussu palm". A tropical palm, Manicaria saccifera, native to estuarine and swamp habitats of Trinidad and parts of Central and South America, with a crown of very large entire or partially pinnate leaves, used for thatching.
Mid 19th century. From Portuguese buçu, † bussu, † bossu from Nheêngatú bu'su.
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.