Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A common soil fungus that sometimes causes plant diseases such as damping off, foot rot, and eyespot.
- ‘The problem could be rhizoctonia stem rot, a soil-borne fungal disease that triggers stem wilt and collapse.’
Late 19th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Greek rhiza ‘root’ + ktonos ‘murder’.
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.