Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Asian climbing plant of the dock family, with long clusters of white or pink flowers, which is sometimes cultivated as a fast-growing screening plant.
- ‘They cut away the dead wood, the ivy, the Russian vine, leaving a nearly naked yew and Scots pine, which may well survive and regenerate.’
- ‘For added interest, Brenda has some clematis, honeysuckle, winter-flowering jasmine and Russian vine as climbers.’
- ‘Chris now feels able to go ten-pin bowling, work out in the gym - albeit with due care and consideration for his body - jog and do battle with the rampant Russian vine whose mission it is to overrun his garden.’
- ‘We purchased six Russian vine plants (two for Blackpool, the rest for London).’
- ‘On an impulse (always a mistake), I planted a mile a minute Russian vine which I thought might fill the bill until the pyracantha gets going.’
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.