Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The action of striking the ball with the heel of the club.
2Any of a number of plant diseases resulting in the darkening and shrivelling of a plant or fruit from the base of a stem or stalk.
- ‘Magnesium deficiency may be associated with the disorder of shanking, in which the bunch stems and berries shrivel before ripening.’
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.