Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The common garden mint, used as a culinary herb and to flavor candy, chewing gum, etc.
- ‘Mints, usually spearmint, are used, fresh or dried, to make jams, jellies, and sauces, to accompany meat, fish, or vegetable dishes.’
- ‘Its menthol ingredient promotes your skin's circulation while the spearmint and peppermint refresh and clean the surface.’
- ‘For stomach trouble, drink a tea of the common nettle or of spearmint.’
- ‘Peppermint and spearmint are helpful when anxiety or insomnia are accompanied by indigestion or nausea.’
- ‘Peppermint is a hybrid between spearmint and water mint that was developed in the 1600s.’
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.