Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A winged leaf stalk that functions as a leaf.
stem, shoot, trunk, stock, cane, bine, bent, haulm, straw, reedView synonyms
- ‘Most Australian wattles lose these true leaves as they grow, and develop instead the leaf-like organ called a phyllode.’
- ‘A colony is initiated by a single female (or, in some species, a single female with a male) who induces gall formation on a growing phyllode of a host Acacia tree.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs leaflike from phullon leaf.
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.