Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A lettuce of a variety which has broad, rounded leaves forming a globular head close to the ground.
- ‘Ordinary round or cabbage lettuces are the best ones to use.’
- ‘The plants close to form compact heads, in a similar way to cabbage lettuces.’
- ‘The crisp head or cabbage lettuces are the most popular lettuces in American supermarkets and restaurants.’
- ‘The quality is distinct from that of the Cabbage Lettuces and by many is considered superior.’
- ‘Of this there are two varieties, the ordinary cabbage lettuce and the cos, so named from the Island of Cos in the Aegean Sea, which is also known as the upright, or smooth-leaved lettuce.’
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.