Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Arranged in threes, especially (of a compound leaf) having three leaflets.
- ‘Mexican mock orange (Choisya ternata) is a good example of a plant with ternate leaves.’
- ‘Based on leaf architecture, there are three main compound leaf types: pinnate, palmate, and ternate.’
Mid 18th century: from modern Latin ternatus, from medieval Latin ternare ‘make threefold’, from terni ‘three at once’.
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.