Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An Old World plant with cup-shaped spurred flowers, cultivated for its colourful foliage. It was formerly thought to cause infertility.
- ‘The only plant Easy Gardener has grown that really does not allow weeds to come through (and which is handsome enough to use in a garden) is the little tribe of epimediiums, or barrenworts.’
- ‘Leaves of some barrenworts may also emerge red or burgundy in the spring, then turn yellow or red in the fall.’
- ‘Accent their upright stems with low plantings of foamflower, bloodroot, and barrenworts.’
- ‘You don't mention if your walkway is in the sun or shade, so here are some varieties for each: I like all of the barrenworts for edging in shade, but Epimedium youngianum stays somewhat smaller than the rest.’
- ‘Bicolor barrenwort is one of the earliest to bloom.’
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.