Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a leaf) having a margin that alternately overlaps and is overlapped by that of an opposing leaf.
- ‘Obvolute bracts may thus be a synapomorphy of the American clade.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin obvolutus, past participle of obvolvere ‘wrap round’.
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.