Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or denoting plants of the rose family ("Rosaceae")
- ‘Peachblossom is a rosaceous plant with five petals.’
- ‘This is most clear in rosaceous fruit trees that go dormant in preparation for winter, and not in response to environmental cues.’
Mid 18th century: from modern Latin Rosaceae (based on Latin rosa rose) + -ous.
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.