Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A yellow-flowered Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, which yields fibre, oilseed, and seed for cage birds.
- ‘Other crops come and go - einkorn, bread wheat, spelt, millet, flax, oats and gold of pleasure.’
- ‘The plant-species selected for production is a stone age crop known as false flax or gold of pleasure.’
- ‘Gold of pleasure has been grown in Europe for centuries and in the Iron and Bronze ages was an important agricultural crop.’
- ‘The inclusion of Gold of Pleasure can help suppress many weed species.’
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.