Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A name given to the rose of Sharon and some other plants.
- ‘Plants such as winter creeper and Aaron's beard may become rangy and untidy.’
- ‘I was considering growing Hypericum calycinum (Aaron's Beard) under/in front of my azaleas after reading about them in a book on gardening in the Mid-Atlantic.’
- ‘Aaron's beard does well in full sun to partial shade, and tolerates almost complete shade.’
Early 19th century: alluding to Aaron, whose beard ‘went down to the skirts of his garments’ (Ps. 133:2), because of the prominent hairy stamens or the long runners which some of these plants put out.
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.