Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A yellow-flowered Eurasian and African plant of the pea family related to alfalfa, some kinds of which are grown for fodder or green manure.
- ‘Black medick is abundant on roadsides, dry grasslands and sand-dunes, though rare in the north-west.’
- ‘Legumes planted as cover crops include clovers, medics, peas, and beans.’
Late Middle English: from Latin medica, from Greek Mēdikē (poa) ‘Median (grass)’.
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.