Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The lesser celandine.
- ‘Pilewort occurs in most counties of Illinois and is a common plant.’
- ‘The plant used to be known as Pilewort, as it was used to treat haemorrhoids.’
Late Middle English: from piles (because of its reputed efficacy against piles) + wort.
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.