Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for pomelo
- ‘What is certain is that the ‘shaddock’ thrived in the W. Indies, in various forms; and it seems likely that it was there, in the course of the 18th century, that it developed into the grapefruit.’
- ‘My failure to answer the first phone inquiry - as to when a Vietnamese grapefruit known as a ‘shaddock’ had first made a lodgement in the nineteenth-century goldfields - had instantly obliterated my credibility.’
Late 17th century: named after Captain Shaddock, who introduced it to the West Indies in the 17th century.
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.