Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Covered with short, stiff adpressed hairs.
- ‘The species with strigose tarsi may be differentiated by the following key.’
- ‘Leaf petioles are covered with adpressed strigose hairs.’
Finely grooved or furrowed.
Late 18th century: from Latin striga swathe, furrow + -ose.
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.