Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An evergreen tree related to the monkey puzzle, having horizontal branches with upswept shoots bearing small scale-like leaves. Native to Norfolk Island, it is often grown in Mediterranean countries.
- ‘If you don't have space to plant your tree in the garden after the holidays, consider the subtropical Norfolk Island pine, which can be grown as a houseplant.’
- ‘We had two big old trees in our backyard, an oak tree and a beautiful old Norfolk pine, and I used to spend a lot of my time up those trees, looking at stars.’
- ‘For the past three Christmases I have purchased a small Norfolk pine for decoration.’
- ‘We love Norfolk pines and notice they are fairly plentiful in the area.’
- ‘I'm on Norfolk Island looking at an enormous Norfolk Island pine, which is taller than most huge buildings you see, going up and up and up to the sky, in fact the girth at the bottom is several metres.’
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.