Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A crocus-like Eurasian plant of the lily family, cultivated for its autumn-blooming flowers.
- ‘The word ‘Croceal’ or ‘saffron’ describes an orange-yellow colour; the word takes its root from the colour of an autumn crocus, also known as a meadow saffron.’
- ‘Many other garden plants are also highly toxic, including rhubarb leaves, autumn crocuses, delphiniums, foxgloves and laburnum.’
- ‘Many of the autumn crocus come in varying shades of lilac.’
- ‘I have spent enough autumns wandering around the fading glory of the summer garden kicking myself as I remember that I should have planted autumn crocus.’
- ‘Colchicine is an alkaloid isolated from the autumn crocus.’
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.