Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A winged leaf stalk which functions as a leaf.
stem, shoot, trunk, stock, cane, bine, bent, haulm, straw, reedView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Most Australian wattles lose these true leaves as they grow, and develop instead the leaf-like organ called a phyllode.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs ‘leaf-like’, 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.