Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tiny European pimpernel with pink or white flowers.
- ‘A. minima (chaffweed) is a small, spreading annual with alternate, oval, stalkless leaves.’
- ‘We have also found smooth boisduvalia and chaffweed under irrigation pivots in cultivated fields, and sand verbena is found in open, shifting sand dunes.’
- ‘Alvan W. Chapman first collected chaffweed in the mid 1800s along the Caloosahatchee River (s.n., US), presumably in Lee County.’
Mid 16th century: probably from the verb chafe + weed.
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.