Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A class of lettuce varieties having soft leaves that grow in a loose head and are said to have the flavour of butter.
- ‘A curly lettuce is a new Dutch cross between crisphead and butterhead lettuce and marketed in Europe.’
- ‘Judging by the deep colour of its leaves, Neva's green leaf, red leaf and butterhead lettuces would pack more nutrients than its bleach blond counterparts.’
- ‘Clean butterhead lettuce under running water and then lightly pat it dry with an absorbent paper.’
- ‘A single butterhead lettuce plant provides enough lettuce for a salad for 2 people.’
- ‘Buttercrunch produces larger heads than most butterhead lettuce and is very tolerant of heat.’
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.