Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A low-growing herbaceous plant which typically bears white or pink flowers, frequently grown in rock gardens.
- ‘Clip back aubretias, arabis and perennial candytufts when they have finished flowering.’
- ‘Both are but a few inches high, and are pretty planted in spreading patches about the drifts of snowy Arabis in bloom at the same time.’
- ‘Items stolen have included potentilla bushes, arabis and fuchsias.’
Via medieval Latin from Greek, feminine of Araps, Arab- (see Arabic).
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.