Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tropical West African tree of the bedstraw family, from which the drug yohimbine is obtained.
- ‘The tablets are said to include ginseng and yohimbe bark.’
- ‘They contain herbal ingredients such as yohimbe, ginseng, ginkgo and some that I have never heard of before.’
Late 19th century: a local word.
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.