Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pear-shaped dessert apple of a variety with firm white flesh.‘Worcester Pearmain’
Middle English (denoting an old variety of baking pear): from Old French parmain, probably based on Latin parmensis ‘of Parma’.
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.