Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A teasel with stiff bracts which curve backwards from the prickly flower head.
- ‘Hence, the fuller's teasel is called ‘sativus’ and the roadside teasel is called ‘fullonum.’’
- ‘The fuller's teasel is regarded as a cultivated form of the wild teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. ssp fullonum.’
So named because it was formerly dried and used for raising the nap on woven cloth.
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.