Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American or Asian tree of damp and swampy habitats that yields useful timber.
- ‘The champion tupelos have immense, gnarled bulbous bases - each with hollow sections.’
- ‘From within I could see tupelo and buckthorn budding,’
- ‘If rhododendrons thrive on your soil, plant the Pagoda Bush or the Chinese tupelo.’
- ‘Frame-by-frame analyses show a bird perched on a tupelo trunk, with a distinctive white pattern on its back.’
Mid 18th century: from Creek, from ito tree + opilwa swamp.
A city in northeastern Mississippi; population 36,233 (est. 2008). The site of some Civil War battles, it is also the birthplace of Elvis Presley.
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.