Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cactus of a genus that comprises the prickly pears.
- ‘In contrast to cultivated opuntias, wild opuntias generally do not develop young cladodes when extreme drought conditions prevail; this has been considered an avoidance strategy to prevent water loss.’
Early 17th century: from Latin, a name given to a plant growing around Opus (stem Opunt-), a city in Locris in ancient Greece. The term was later used as a genus name.
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.