Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cultivated cherry which is a hybrid between the sweet cherry and the sour cherry.
- ‘Four to six weeks after petal fall, mature leaves of sour and duke cherries develop yellow and green mottle.’
- ‘The collections include varieties of the following crops: dessert, culinary, cider and ornamental apples; apricots; sweet, sour and duke cherries; European plums, damsons, bullaces, greengages, mirabelles, Japanese plums, cherry plums and myrobalans; ornamental Prunus; and dessert, culinary, perry and ornamental pears.’
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.