Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The witch hazel.
- ‘I wish I would have chosen a hamamelis too when we purchased the bushes for our hedge 2 years ago.’
- ‘The articular field for hamamelis is in disorders involving the venous structures.’
- ‘They range in colour from pale lemon to sulphur yellow, but there is also a fiery red variety, hamamelis x intermedia Diane.’
Mid 18th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Greek hamamēlis ‘medlar’.
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.