Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fragrant Chinese gardenia, some kinds of which have flowers that are used to perfume tea.
- ‘At last we arrived at our destination, a bungalow literally covered with Cape jessamine, bougainvillea, thumbergia and other lovely creepers, built on a small plateau overhanging the gorge.’
- ‘The Cape jasmine is a tropical plant grown for its heavily-scented, ivory-white flowers (usually produced in late summer and autumn, and its dark, glossy, evergreen foliage.’
- ‘Gardenias, or Cape jasmines, have been adorning the gardens of the South for generations.’
- ‘The oleander, the Cape jessamine and the crepe-myrtle, puny shrubs and hot-house plants at the North, here are trees, that grow to the height of twenty feet.’
- ‘The young women wear fragrant Cape jessamine & pink tea roses in their hair or pinned at the bodice.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.