Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Hardened resin deposits formed on the stem of certain species of pine, in particular the maritime pine.
- ‘They have worshiped the tree and used it as their medication (to banish evil spirits with a cedar twig, to treat various illnesses by needle infusion, nuts and galipot).’
Late 18th century: from French, of unknown origin.
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.