Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dessert apple of a variety native to North America, with deep red skin.
- ‘McIntosh apples are my favorite kinds of apples, too!’
- ‘Empire combines the mild tartness of McIntosh with Red Delicious sweetness.’
- ‘The Mcintosh apple is another great apple that can be eaten raw, used in salads, or applesauces.’
Late 19th century: named after John McIntosh (1777–1845 or 1846), the American-born Canadian farmer on whose farm the apple was discovered as a wild variety.
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.