Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A red or green variety of lettuce that has leaves with serrated edges and a slightly bitter taste.
- ‘These were a green oak leaf variety, whereas all the other lettuces have been red oak leaf.’
- ‘I had a side salad of rocket, chard, oak leaf lettuce and balsamic vinegar, which was very over-salted.’
- ‘Also for dinner we have 3 tiny baby carrots which I pulled up out of my pot (leaving more room for the rest to grow bigger) and some really nice oak leaf lettuce.’
- ‘In its place, yellowing lamb's lettuce and blackening oak leaf lettuce, both fit for the bin, were mixed in with frizzy endive and watery grated daikon-type radish.’
- ‘To start I had the Greek salad of cos and oak leaf lettuce, red and yellow peppers, paper thin red onion slices, creamy feta cheese and a herb and mustard vinaigrette.’
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.