Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A spiny plant of the nightshade family, with edible, purple-streaked yellow fruit, native to the Andes.
- ‘Popular in New Zealand, the pepino is becoming common in some United States markets.’
- ‘Pepinos are high in potassium and are full of vitamin A, B and C.’
- ‘To assemble the pepino melon, arrange the pepino rinds on a sheet pan.’
Mid 19th century: from Spanish, literally cucumber (because of the elongated shape of the fruit).
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.