Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A European plant of the pea family, which bears pods shaped like the foot of a bird.
- ‘The bird's foot violet (Viola pedata) is a spring and autumn flowering perennial herb named for its finely dissected leaves which resemble the splayed toes of a bird.’
- ‘The bird's-foot violet is a small perennial plant that flowers in the spring and again in the fall.’
- ‘We must linger for a moment more, for just at the top of the bank I see the little bird's foot (Ornithopus perpussillus).’
- ‘In Ontario, the bird's-foot violet is found only in the southwest where it grows in several small scattered populations in open black oak savanna habitat.’
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.