Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small blue-flowered herbaceous plant of dry soils, native to Europe and the Mediterranean. Widely cultivated in North America, its narrow leaves are used in salad.
- ‘V. eriocarpa, Italian corn salad, belongs to the Mediterranean region and has longer, paler leaves than the main species.’
- ‘Toss the corn salad with fresh lime juice, and garnish it with radish slices.’
- ‘Until recently, mache - also known as lamb's lettuce or corn salad and a longtime staple in France - could be found here mainly in tony restaurants and upscale markets.’
- ‘Then there's a raft of Oriental greens, corn salad, Bull's Blood beetroot and yellow tomatoes.’
- ‘Place a 2-inch tall ring mold around the cake; fill with a portion of corn salad and place two wax beans over the corn salad.’
corn salad/kôrn ˈsaləd/
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.