Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A common Eurasian plant of the dock family, with jointed creeping stems and small pink flowers. It is a serious weed in some areas.
- ‘The main weeds dying back were creeping thistle, couch and mature knotgrass.’
- 1.1 Any of a number of other plants, especially grasses, with jointed stems.
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.