Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A southern African cactus from which a compound that acts as an appetite suppressant is derived.
- ‘The ideal time to take hoodia is 30-60 minutes before each meal.’
- ‘I no longer take hoodia because I now know how much I should be eating to maintain my weight and no longer eat huge meals.’
- ‘The active ingredient in hoodia is a compound called P57.’
Early 20th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Hood, the surname of an English plant grower.
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.