Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for sweet briar
- ‘Eglantine is a wonderful rose that is rarely see these days in commerce.’
- ‘Species whose fruits are used both in Europe and Asia include the briar rose or dog rose, which is made into tea or tisane, and the eglantine.’
- ‘The Eglantine is the poet's flower.’
Middle English: from Old French, from Provençal aiglentina, based on Latin acus ‘needle’ or aculeus ‘prickle’.
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.