Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A plant of a genus that includes cupid's dart.
- ‘The bright blue, cornflower-like blooms of catananche appear continuously from early to late summer and are at their peak in midsummer.’
- ‘Catananche is a genus of the botanical family Asteraceae.’
From modern Latin, from Latin catanance, a plant used in love potions, from Greek katanankē, from kata- ‘down’ + anankē ‘compulsion’.
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.