Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A southern beech tree with showy autumn foliage, native to Chile and cultivated as an ornamental.
- ‘In Chile the local evergreen beech, or rauli, wood is being replaced by more subtle, better-quality oak.’
Early 20th century: via American Spanish from Mapuche ruili.
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.