Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small-flowered climbing rose native to China.
- ‘This is the hardiest of the banksia roses but will thrive only in frost-free gardens.’
- ‘The banksia roses curtain into darkness the low verandah where people are chatting together.’
- ‘He holds a basket filled with succulent mangoes, persimmons, and black plums among cascades of banksia roses, sweet peas, and blue bells dappled with alyssum.’
- ‘There was no sign of the banksia roses that wound their way through the arch that once marked the entrance.’
- ‘A screened gazebo off the upper deck, soon to be covered with banksia roses, gives you extra shelter from the elements.’
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.