Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sorrel which is common on acid soils in north temperate regions.
- ‘But here every step brings a discovery: that sheep sorrel leaves taste lemony and that plantain leaves can be chewed and used to treat a bee sting.’
- ‘A keen botanical eye might also have picked out pepperweed, yellow woodsorrel, soapwort, horseweed, ironweed, black nightshade, sheep sorrel, curly dock, and small eyebane.’
- ‘The original formula contained four herbs: burdock root, Indian rhubarb root, sheep sorrel and slippery elm.’
- ‘Essiac herbal formula consists of equal parts burdock, slippery elm, sheep sorrel, and turkey rhubarb.’
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.