Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hard egg-shaped gall that forms inside an artichoke bud in response to the developing larva of a gall wasp.
- ‘Apparently it was an oak hop gall or artichoke gall, caused by the gall wasp Andricus fecundator.’
- ‘The trees show the remains of their early flowers and one of the trees has many artichoke galls growing at the tips of its shoots.’
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.