Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The plants growing about the Picachos de Santa Clara are more robust and less surculose than those in the Sierra Vizcaino proper and resemble A. gigantensis.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin surculosus, from surculus twig.
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.