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.
- ‘‘How can you dare,’ said she with angry look, ‘descend into my garden and steal my rampion like a thief?’.’
- ‘However, like many other root vegetables, the rampion lost popularity as the potato gained acceptance.’
Late 16th century: from a variant of medieval Latin rapuncium; compare with German Rapunzel corn salad.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.