Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small conical nail-shaped gall that forms on the leaves of lime trees in response to the presence of mites.
- ‘A fairly common phenomenon associated with lime is that of nail galls, conspicuous protrusions on lime leaves produced by mites.’
- ‘Some galls were noted, including nail gall on lime-tree leaves growing by Low Matlock Lane.’
- ‘In summer, greenfly on the leaves drop sticky honeydew and red nail galls can be seen on the upper leaf surface.’
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.