Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A grey-leaved, evergreen southern African shrub of the daisy family.
- ‘Although renosterbos is not showy or beautiful, it is an interesting and important component of our indigenous flora.’
- ‘A sly wind stalked the valley, teasing clumps of rhenosterbos, wisping the tails of a herd of gemsbok.’
Early 19th century: from Afrikaans, from renoster ‘rhinoceros’ + bos ‘bush’.
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.