Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Scorzonera, the juice of which was formerly believed to be a remedy for snake bites.
- ‘There are also bushes and small trees and tough flowers like pheasant's eye and viper's grass.’
- ‘In 1630 an old soldier applied for a license to sell a concoction of water, cinnamon, viper's grass, and anise.’
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.