Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A Virginia creeper with three-lobed leaves, which is cultivated for its foliage.
- ‘Climbers with clinging rootlets along the stems (climbing hydrangea, English ivy, creeping fig) or disc-shaped holdfasts (Virginia creeper, Boston ivy) can damage old, crumbly mortar or loose stucco.’
- ‘Boston Ivy can easily climb tree bark, wooden fences, concrete masonry, and brick or stone walls.’
- ‘Wisteria and clematis vines cover the arbors, while Boston ivy and trumpet vines link the two levels.’
- ‘The exterior walls of the house are also home to crawling Boston ivy.’
- ‘About half a century ago, a tiny Boston ivy appeared in the dusty space below the neighboring home and began to climb and proliferate.’
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.