Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘One clings onto a pair of lofty branches with his arms spread so that the large leaves resemble the wings of a botanic angel.’
- ‘Sipping tea before the botanic feast of flowers and trees that surrounds the bowling green, the men and women in white were perplexed by the slurs.’
- ‘Our academy of science is very interested in this research field, and Scotland is particularly strong in it, because of its long tradition of botanic knowledge.’
- ‘But the main attraction is the garden, a riot of azaleas and camellias in the spring and a place of botanic bliss the whole year round.’
- ‘One area in north Wiltshire that is in desperate need of help is Lacock where a botanic greenhouse is being restored.’
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.