Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The common European wild arum of woodland and hedgerows, with a pale spathe and a purple or green spadix followed by bright red berries.
- ‘Celandine, cow parsley, cuckoo pint, goosegrass and bluebells also only put out the most tentative shoots, but deadnettles did not appear at all, and rosemary did not flower.’
Late Middle English: from earlier cuckoo-pintle, from pintle in the obsolete sense ‘penis’ (because of the shape of the spadix).
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.