Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Australian climbing palm which is thickly covered in sharp spines and recurved hooks. It grows in rainforest, where groups may form dense tangled thickets.
- ‘You can see examples of their crafts at the Falls Visitor Centre - shields made from fig tree buttresses, eeltraps from woven lawyer cane - and learn how the indigenes were crudely displaced.’
- ‘The stretchers are only two saplings with a blanket strung between them and sewn up with lawyer vine.’
- ‘Instead of willow, baskets are made from lawyer vine.’
Early 20th century: probably so named by humorous analogy with ‘tortuous’ legal arguments.
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.