Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An aromatic plant of the parsley family with white flowers, found on mountains in Europe.
- ‘Broad-leaved spignel is a perennial plant belonging to Umbelliferae family, native in most of European countries, especially under sub-continental climatic conditions.’
Early 16th century: perhaps from Anglo-Norman French spigurnelle, the name of an unidentified plant.
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.