Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very small onion used for pickling.
- ‘Add the celery, pearl onions, carrots, potatoes, sage, and thyme.’
- ‘Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes, pearl onions, carrots, morels, and baby leeks to a bowl and set aside, keeping warm.’
- ‘Add the tripe, pearl onions, white wine, black peppercorns and remaining apple vinegar and sauté until tender.’
- ‘Add the pearl onions and sauté until translucent.’
- ‘Also occupying the plate were little pearl onions, which were great, though they had a pungent, gamey flavour to them.’
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.