Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Mediterranean plant of the spurge family, whose flowers are said to turn with the sun.
- ‘The following is a construction guide for anyone who wishes to make a pair of authentic turnsoles.’
Late Middle English: from Old French tournesole, based on Latin tornare (see turn) + sol ‘sun’.
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.