Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or denoting plants of the orchid family (Orchidaceae).
- ‘The play, staged in the Lyttelton Loft, is excellently designed by Jon Bausor, who uses video screens to augment the image of the garden as an orchidaceous enclave.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Orchidaceae (plural) + -ous.
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.