Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tropical American vine with inflated balloon-like pods.
- ‘Plant balloon vines in full sun and average garden soil after danger of frost has passed.’
- ‘The carving abounded in motifs from nature including swallows, hydrangeas, azaleas, geraniums, lilies, palmyras, and balloon vines.’
- ‘At the base of each flower cluster is a tendril, which balloon vine uses to climb.’
- ‘The balloon vines are a common feature of the Green River, Florissant, and Ruby floras of the Eocene.’
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.