Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and finely divided leaves, which was formerly thought to cure dysentery.
- ‘Flixweed is a vigorous plant and a prolific seed producer, enabling it to be highly competitive to desirable plant species.’
- ‘Flixweed flourishes in full sun, mesic to dry conditions, and almost any kind of soil.’
Late 16th century: from obsolete flix (variant of flux) + weed.
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.