Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An apricot of a large orange-fleshed variety.
Late 18th century: named after either of two houses in southern England, Moor Park in Sussex, the home of Sir William Temple (1628–99), or Moor Park in Hertfordshire, the home of George, Lord Anson (1697–1762). Both men are credited with first cultivating the fruit in England.
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.