Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The disk-shaped dried tops of the peyote cactus, eaten or chewed for their hallucinogenic effects.Also called mescal buttons
- ‘Ritual is the bomb, and seems to be a method of obtaining religious experience, as much a drug as whirling dervishes dances or peyote buttons.’
- ‘I just looked him in the eyes and gave him the simple truth, that during the summer a friend had given me a shopping bag full of peyote buttons he had picked in the desert in the southwest.’
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.