Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A bean plant native to the south-western US, cultivated in Mexico and Arizona for its drought-resistant qualities.
- ‘The tepary bean has been introduced into parts of E. and W. Africa where arid conditions are suitable for it.’
- ‘They began growing and cultivating tepary beans, and last year they harvested 10,000 pounds of the beans.’
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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.