Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small hairy European plant with divided leaves, growing as a weed of fields and waste places.
- ‘His Food for Free, published in the early 1970s, sent a generation of gourmets into the wilds to discover such delights as the rare dittander and parsley piert.’
Late 16th century: probably an altered form of French perce-pierre, literally pierce stone, used to denote various plants living in rock or wall crevices.
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.