Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The fruit of the chayote plant, eaten as a vegetable in the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand.
- ‘Here's Veronica with her winning entry, made from passionfruit, choko and spring onion.’
- ‘It was a nice contrast to the choko khatsé, a spiced potato side dish that was almost tongue-searing in comparison.’
- ‘Sechium edule, also called custard marrow, vegetable pear, mirliton, christophine, choko, and many other names, is a fruit of the gourd family which is peculiar in having one large seed.’
- ‘Local vegetables are eaten readily and include chokos, red pumpkins, squash, and greens.’
Mid 18th century: from Spanish chocho, from a Brazilian Indian word. The current spelling dates from the early 20th century.
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.