Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Caribbean climbing plant of the buckthorn family, the twigs or bark of which are chewed to clean the teeth, for their flavour, or as a stimulant.
- ‘Then you flip a lid to reveal two parallel rows of perfectly set sticks - in one case cancer sticks, in the other chew sticks.’
- ‘But rural children in Benin use chew sticks for dental care and wouldn't recognize an orange orange, because the fruit is not dyed in Benin, as is done to improve the fruit's appeal to U.S. customers.’
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.