Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Gout of the foot, especially the big toe.
- ‘Selmer had for several years had podagra and a heart problem.’
- ‘Within 12 hours it became red, swollen and extremely painful, and before I knew it, I had podagra.’
Middle English: from Latin, from Greek pous, pod- ‘foot’ + agra ‘seizure’.
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.