Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Alpine primula from which a wide range of flowering cultivars have been developed. It has leaves that supposedly resemble bears' ears.Also called bear's ear
- ‘Favorite plants such as roses, lilies, poppies, auriculas, and passionflowers are found on examples of penwork datable to the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s.’
- ‘The little auriculas are blooming in their cold frame.’
- ‘Included at the show will be displays of daffodils and tulips, auriculas and primulas, bonsai and alpines with members of the National Auricula and Primula Society exhibiting top quality plants.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of auris ‘ear’.
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.