Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A leafy green Asian plant of the cabbage family, closely related to broccoli but with more leaf and stem and much smaller florettes. It is commonly used in Asian cooking.
- ‘‘Kailaan,’ which is also known as Chinese broccoli or Chinese kale, is one of the best.’
- ‘Hybrid fruits and vegetables often come with silly sounding names, such as plumcots (a plum crossed with an apricot), broccolini (broccoli and Chinese kale) and nectaplums (nectarines plus plums).’
- ‘Remove leaves from the Chinese kale or cabbage, and cut the stems into 1 inch pieces, then chill for garnish.’
- ‘The most common vegetables are kangkong, Chinese chive, Chinese kale, pak choi and mini cucumber.’
- ‘The remaining one-quarter is derived from various, and confusing, names like Chinese broccoli (Chinese kale or gai lan), which gives it its crunch and special sweetness.’
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.