Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Eurasian plant of the bellflower family, some kinds of which have a root that can be eaten in salads.
- ‘However, like many other root vegetables, the rampion lost popularity as the potato gained acceptance.’
- ‘‘How can you dare,’ said she with angry look, ‘descend into my garden and steal my rampion like a thief?’.’
Late 16th century: from a variant of medieval Latin rapuncium; compare with German Rapunzel ‘lamb's lettuce’.
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.