Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a tree or shrub) having the branches more or less parallel to the main stem.
- ‘However, unlike planate, caroid, fastigiate, and linteloid plates, this inversion cannot be applied to camerate plates as indicated in de Verteuil and Norris.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin fastigium ‘tapering point, gable’ + -ate.
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.