Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An unheated greenhouse used to grow alpine plants.
- ‘Cushion plants in the alpine house at Holehird.’
- ‘It is named for Francis Masson, the first official plant collector at Kew Gardens where I found this specimen in the alpine house.’
- ‘There are lots to be seen inside the cool alpine houses at Wisley.’
- ‘In the alpine house at the National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin there are a number of much-loved bulbs - crocus pickwick, muscari armeniacum and narcissus bulbocodium, with its bell-like yellow blooms.’
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.